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Amyloid (AL) in an octogenarian diagnosed by abdominal wall fat biopsy.
  1. W. J. Mallinson,
  2. O. J. Corrado,
  3. S. R. Milkins
  1. Department of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK.


    Systemic amyloid (AL) was diagnosed by abdominal wall fat biopsy in an 81 year old woman presenting with severe postural hypotension. The advantages of this little-used diagnostic method are discussed.

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