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Carpal tunnel syndrome due to amyloidosis
  1. Ayako Tsunemitsu,
  2. Susumu Sasaki
  1. General Internal Medicine, Aijinkai Takatsuki General Hospital, Takatsuki, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ayako Tsunemitsu, Takatsuki, Japan; miki.ayako{at}

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A 72-year-old man presented to the emergency department with 5-year history of progressive bilateral distal arm weakness. There was bilateral atrophy of the thenar eminences (figure 1) and weakness of median-innervated hand muscles. There was sensory abnormality of the palm around the base of the first four digits. He also had non-pruritic shiny papules on the face and tongue, which were bilateral and worsening for the last 2 …

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  • Contributors The case report was written by AT. It was edited by SS and TT. BP helped with English composition. The patient was in the direct care of AT.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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