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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34--36

Primary systemic amyloidosis, presenting as periorbital pigmentation

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J N Barbhuiya

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A case of primary systemic amyloidosis with periorbital pigmentation is reported. She had muscular weakness, weight loss, paresthesia of hand, hoarseness, oedema, dyspnoea, macroglossia, dysphagia & purpura. There was extreme fragility of both involved or non-involved skin. Fat aspirate from abdominal subcutaneous tissue was positive for amyloid.

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