Small bowel amyloidosis

Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2013 Oct;15(10):350. doi: 10.1007/s11894-013-0350-4.


Amyloidosis often involves the gastrointestinal tract. The small intestine is the most commonly involved gastrointestinal site. Gastrointestinal manifestations of amyloidosis involvement of the small intestine include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and obstruction. High index of suspicion leading to early diagnosis is important in tailoring appropriate therapeutic management of these patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amyloidosis / complications
  • Amyloidosis / diagnosis*
  • Amyloidosis / therapy
  • Diarrhea / etiology
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Diseases / complications
  • Intestinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Intestinal Diseases / therapy
  • Intestinal Obstruction / etiology
  • Intestine, Small*