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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134-136

Tracheal amyloidosis presenting with hemoptysis

Department of Pulmonary Medicine, CMRI, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Madhu Priya
Flat No. 8e, Block B, Ideal Towers, 27, Diamond Harbour Road, Khiddirpore, Kolkata, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/HMJ.HMJ_68_18

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Amyloidosis is a generic term for a heterogeneous group of disorders associated with deposition of protein in an abnormal fibrillar form. The diverse spectrum of amyloid-related diseases is now recognised to include Alzheimer's disease, Type II diabetes and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. Amyloidosis can be hereditary or acquired, localised or systemic and potentially lethal or merely an incidental finding. Tracheal amyloidosis refers to the deposition of localised amyloid deposits in the trachea. Localised tracheal amyloidosis is a rare form of amyloidosis with only a few hundred cases reported so far. We report here a case of a 65-year-old male presenting with haemoptysis.

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