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Gastric perforation caused by secondary systemic amyloidosis
An 82-year-old man, suffering abscess secondary to femoral prosthesis replacement, complained of intractable watery diarrhea and melena. Autopsy disclosed 12 mm-sized perforation at the gastric prepylorus and purulent peritonitis. Amyloid A was deposited in systemic organs and tissues, including the site of gastric perforation. IgM was co-deposited in the glomeruli.doi:10.22541/au.161534455.50998584/v1 fatcat:7kc2brgsyjewfmwmaetckyb4t4