Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

Chronic Kidney Disease Based on Secondary Amyloidosis Caused by Primary Lymphedema


Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nefroloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye


Düzce Üniversitesi Araştırma ve Uygulama Hastanesi , İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Düzce, Türkiye

Turkish J Nephrol 2016; -1: Supplement 203-205
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2016.51
Read: 420 Downloads: 289 Published: 04 February 2019

Primary lymphedema is a rare disease caused by a disorder of lymphatic system. Clinical presentation and age at onset are variable. AA amyloidosis is usually due to chronic inflammatory diseases, malignant tumors or less frequently chronic infectious diseases. The appearance of AA amyloidosis is rare in the course of inflammatory skin diseases, and chronic leg ulcers have been rarely reported to cause AA type amyloidosis. We report here two cases of AA amyloidosis that presented with renal failure and nephrotic syndrome in patients with primary lymphedema-induced chronic leg ulcers. We aimed to reveal that there is a relation between lymphedema, chronic leg ulcers, AA amyloidosis and chronic kidney disease. 

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