Primary localised amyloidosis of urethra presenting as a penile stricture

Padmapriya Jaiprakash, Archana Shivmurthy, Manna Valiathan, Arun Chawla

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Amyloidosis is characterized by the deposition of fibrillar proteins by either plasma cells or derived from circulating proteins, the former especially involved in pathogenesis of localised amyloidosis. We describe a case of primary localised amyloidosis involving the urethra, in a 54-year-old diabetic patient, presenting with symptoms of stricture. Though a rare cause, in a patient with clinical diagnosis of urethral stricture, one of the differential diagnosis to be ruled out is primary urethral amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)ED01-ED03
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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