Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

A Rare Complication of Morbid Obesity: Elephantiasis Nostras Verrucosa and Amyloidosis

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Department of Internal Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

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Department of Hematology, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

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Department of Pathology, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

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Department of Nephrology, University of Health Sciences, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, Izmir, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2021; 30: 176-178
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2021.4454
Read: 343 Downloads: 206 Published: 16 June 2021

Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa (ENV) is a rare, chronic, and progressive disease. Recurrent leg ulcers and cellulitis are the major cause of morbidity and mortality for ENV. However, the coexistence of ENV with AA amyloidosis is extremely rare. Also, obesity is exceptionally responsible for the etiology of ENV. Herein, We present a morbid obese case of severe kidney failure and nephrotic syndrome due to AA amyloidosis associated with ENV.

Cite this article as: Rumeysa Sarı K, Vatansever B, Aktar M, et al. A rare complication of morbid obesity: Elephantiasis nostras verrucosa and amyloidosis. Turk J Nephrol. 2021; 30(2): 176-178.

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