Pleural involvement of dialysis-related amyloidosis

Masaru Suzuki, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Tetsuya Kojima, Hiroshi Saito, Yoichi Nishiura, Yuichiro Fukasawa, Masaharu Nishimura, Yoshikazu Kawakami

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Two cases of pleural involvement of dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) with pleural effusion are presented. DRA is one of the most important complications in long-term dialysis patients and β 2-microglobulin is the principal protein component of DRA, but pleural deposition of β2-microglobulin amyloid has not yet been reported. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first case report of pleural involvement of DRA presenting with pleural effusion. This case study suggests that pleural involvement of DRA should be considered when exudative pleural effusion is observed in patients undergoing long-term dialysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-631
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Dialysis-related amyloidosis
  • Pleura
  • Pleural amyloidosis
  • Pleural effusion
  • Thoracoscopy
  • β-microglobulin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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