Nevertheless, amyloidosis “is still a missed diagnosis.” Dr. Libbey encouraged rheumatologists to add it to their list of differential diagnoses.
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Causes of AA Amyloid
- Inflammatory: rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn’s disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, colitic arthropathy
- Infectious: tuberculosis, osteomyelitis, leprosy, substance users/skin poppers, bronchiectasis
- Autoinflammatory: familial Mediterranean fever, tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome, cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome, hyperimmunoglobulinemia D with periodic fever syndrome
- Tumor: renal cell carcinoma, atrial myxoma, Hodgkins, IgG4 disease