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Abhimanyu Ghose, Zeeshan Tariq, Asma Taj, Rekha Chaudhary
Bortezomib with or without dexamethasone has been reported to be very effective and well tolerated in the treatment of AL amyloidosis. Commonly reported adverse effects are fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, postural hypotension from autonomic neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, thrombocytopenia and anemia. Dyspnea has been rarely reported as an adverse effect of bortezomib therapy in AL amyloidosis. We are reporting three case reports of patients suffering from AL amyloidodis, who had new onset acute dyspnea secondary to bortezomib treatment that required drug discontinuation...
July 2011: American Journal of Therapeutics
T Kuroda, N Tanabe, M Sakatsume, S Nozawa, T Mitsuka, H Ishikawa, C T Tohyama, K Nakazono, A Murasawa, M Nakano, F Gejyo
The aim of the study was to determine the frequency of amyloidosis detected by gastroduodenal biopsy in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, and to investigate correlations between the results of gastroduodenal biopsy and abdominal fat and renal biopsies. A total of consecutive 1006 RA patients underwent gastroduodenal biopsy. The 71 patients who tested positive for gastrointestinal (GI) amyloidosis were asked to undergo renal and abdominal fat biopsies, and 21 did so. Renal biopsies were also performed on 12 patients with no amyloidosis but indicators of drug-induced renal damage, and abdominal fat biopsies were performed on 50 RA patients with no indication of amyloidosis...
May 2002: Clinical Rheumatology
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