Pulmonary diffuse amyloidosis and ankylosing spondylitis. A rare association

Chest. 1992 Nov;102(5):1608-10. doi: 10.1378/chest.102.5.1608.


We report herein the association of primary pulmonary amyloidosis and ankylosing spondylitis. To our knowledge, this rare association has never been reported. This case reemphasizes that not all pulmonary complications that appear in the course of ankylosing spondylitis are related to the seronegative spondyloarthropathy. Primary pulmonary amyloidosis should be considered in patients with interstitial pulmonary disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Amyloidosis / complications*
  • Amyloidosis / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / complications*
  • Lung Diseases / diagnosis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / complications*