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Exceptional mucocutaneous manifestations with amyloid nephropathy: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Medical Case Reports, August 2018
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Title
Exceptional mucocutaneous manifestations with amyloid nephropathy: a case report
Published in
Journal of Medical Case Reports, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13256-018-1760-6
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Authors

Se-Hee Yoon, Jang-Hee Cho, Hee-Yeon Jung, Won-Min Hwang, Sung-Ro Yun, Ji-Young Choi, Sun-Hee Park, Chan-Duck Kim, Mee-Seon Kim, Yong-Lim Kim

Abstract

Amyloidosis is a very rare disease that is difficult to diagnose because of the unspecific early clinical manifestations of the disease. Accurate and early diagnosis is extremely important because the effect of treatment is dependent on the extent of disease progression. Sicca syndrome and nail dystrophy are very rare symptoms of amyloidosis. We report here a case of sicca syndrome and nail dystrophy with renal dysfunction in a 52-year-old Korean woman who was diagnosed as having systemic amyloidosis. We present the case of a 52-year-old Korean woman complaining of dry mouth and nail dystrophy for 4 months as an initial symptom. A slit lamp examination revealed superficial keratoconjunctival erosion in both eyes. A laboratory test showed anemia, azotemia, and proteinuria. Urine protein electrophoresis showed increased gamma globulin excretion. Serum free light chain of kappa and lambda were increased. Histopathological studies of biopsy specimens of minor salivary glands and kidney revealed deposits of amyloid fibrils. A bone marrow aspiration biopsy showed hypercellular marrow with 5% plasma cells. She was diagnosed as having primary systemic amyloidosis then started on chemotherapy. Such atypical mucocutaneous manifestations of amyloidosis can serve as important early diagnostic signs with less invasive biopsy confirmation in patients with systemic amyloidosis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 6 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Librarian 1 17%
Other 1 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 17%
Researcher 1 17%
Student > Postgraduate 1 17%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 50%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 17%
Psychology 1 17%
Unknown 1 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2018.
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#7,944,527
of 13,804,624 outputs
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#602
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#140,092
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Medical Case Reports
#1
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