Recurrent AA amyloidosis in a kidney transplant

Sanjeev Sethi, Mireille El Ters, Srividya Vootukuru, Qi Qian

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Recurrent AA amyloidosis in a kidney transplant is rare, especially when the underlying inflammatory condition is controlled. We present a 59-year-old man who underwent a living donor kidney transplant 17 years ago for kidney failure due to AA amyloid nephropathy in the setting of long-standing Crohn disease. His Crohn disease was quiescent before and after the kidney transplant. Transplant function had been stable until a month before presentation, when he developed worsening proteinuria and decreased kidney function. A transplant biopsy showed recurrent AA amyloidosis despite excellent clinical and histologic control of Crohn disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)941-944
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


  • AA amyloidosis
  • Crohn disease
  • decreased kidney function
  • kidney transplant
  • proteinuria
  • recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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