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Upper limb venous thrombosis complicating amyloidosis

Irish Journal of Medical Science (Impact Factor: 0.83). 01/1987; 155(12):437-8. DOI: 10.1007/BF02940549
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ABSTRACT

Summary A case of upper limb venous thrombosis in a patient with nephrotic syndrome secondary to amyloidosis is described. Although
thrombosis of both venous and arterial systems is a recognised complication of the nephrotic syndrome, the site reported is
rare. There is no evidence that amyloidosis in the absence of nephrotic syndrome is associated with an increased clotting
tendency; haemorrhage appears more likely.

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