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Aust N Z J Med. 1978 Apr;8(2):176-9.

The successful treatment of primary amyloidosis with intermittent chemotherapy.

Abstract

A patient with primary amyloidosis is described with extensive vital organ involvement including infiltration of the liver, kidney and myocardium. Treatment with intermittent melphalan and prednisone resulted in improved hepatic and renal function, a reduction in liver size and arrested amyloid deposition in the myocardium. These observations suggest that chemotherapy can halt tissue amyloid deposition, and improve the prognosis of primary amyloidosis.

PMID:
277166
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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