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Tracheobronchomalacia due to amyloidosis in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

Research paper by Franktien F Turkstra, Rico N P M RN Rinkel, Hagen H Biermann, Paul P van der Valk, Alexandre E AE Voskuyl

Indexed on: 22 Jan '08Published on: 22 Jan '08Published in: Clinical Rheumatology



Abstract

In this case report, we describe a patient with longstanding rheumatoid arthritis who developed tracheobronchomalacia with fatal outcome. Despite negative antemortem biopsies of abdominal fat and tongue, amyloid was found postmortem in the trachea and appeared to be associated with tracheobronchomalacia.