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Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research

Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2456-8899, ISSN: 2231-0614 (Past),Vol.: 23, Issue.: 3

 

Case Study

 

A Complicated Case of Dyspnea

 

 

Dafne T. Moretta1*, Christopher Gasho1, Laura Denham1 and Laren A. Tan1

1Loma Linda University Medical Center, 11234 Anderson St, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA.

 

Abstracts

 

This is the case of a patient initially presenting with productive cough, pleuritic chest pain, and hypoxemia. After a complicated clinical course the patient was eventually diagnosed with mucinous adenocarcinoma of the lung and associated pleural amyloidosis.

The relation between cancer and amyloidosis is still unclear; however it is a very well- known fact that amyloid deposits are linked to malignancy. Gene mutations in cancer can trigger the expression of proteins which can aggregate into amyloid like fibrils.

 

Keywords :

Adenocarcinoma of the lung; pleural amyloid; mucinous adenocarcinoma; pulmonary cavitations; multifocal lung cancer; amyloidosis.

 

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DOI : 10.9734/JAMMR/2017/35222

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