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Gastrointestinal amyloidosis complicating psoriatic arthropathy
  1. C. P. Willoughby,
  2. A. Banerji,
  3. M. K. Bennett,
  4. D. P. Jewell


    A patient is described who developed gastrointestinal amyloidosis complicating psoriatic arthropathy. The presenting symptom was progressive dysphagia due to oesophageal involvement. Other clinical features included gastric ulceration with melaena, intestinal pseudo-obstruction and evidence of impaired renal function. The oesophageal symptoms improved after endoscopic dilatation of the cardia. Colchicine was used in an attempt to slow down progression of the condition.

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