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      Laudable Pus – Lardaceous Kidneys

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          Amyloidosis frequently affects the kidney leading to proteinuria and loss of function. In cases of AA (reactive/inflammatory) amyloidosis, it is sometimes possible to quench the stimulus to chronic inflammation and by so doing stop further elaboration and deposition of amyloid fibrils. We describe the case of a man with a long-standing empyema who developed nephrotic syndrome and renal impairment. The empyema was resected and shortly afterwards proteinuria disappeared and renal function improved. Strenuous efforts are mandatory to locate and definitively treat underlying inflammatory foci in AA amyloidosis.

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          Am J Nephrol
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          August 2002
          02 August 2002
          : 22
          : 4
          : 394-396
          Departments of aRenal Medicine and bThoracic Surgery, Guy’s Hospital, and cDepartment of Thoracic Medicine, Lewisham Hospital, London, UK
          65235 Am J Nephrol 2002;22:394–396
          © 2002 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Empyema, Nephrotic syndrome, Regression, Amyloidosis


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