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Systemic amyloidosis of beta 2 microglobulin type.
  1. K Mazanec,
  2. J McClure,
  3. C J Bartley,
  4. M J Newbould,
  5. P Ackrill
  1. Department of Pathological Sciences, University of Manchester.


    A patient receiving haemodialysis for 15 years developed systemic amyloidosis of beta 2 microglobulin type. Noticeable deposits of amyloid were present in the myocardium, intervertebral discs, joint cartilages and tendons. Less conspicuous amounts were present in blood vessel walls in the lungs, liver, adrenal glands and brain, and within the stroma of the prostate, testis and kidney, often with foci of calcification.

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