A dilemma solved
- Published 5 March 2009
A 63-year-old woman with severe symptomatic postural hypotension was treated unsuccessfully, and no underlying cause was found for 3 years until she was noted to have hypoalbuminaemia and proteinuria. A renal biopsy led to the diagnosis of amyloidosis. Despite being an established cause for autonomic neuropathy, amyloidosis was not suspected early enough. Although a diagnosis was reached and treatment started, the patient died as a complication of chemotherapy.
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