A case of pulmonary dialysis-related amyloidosis with reticular opacity of the lung in a patient undergoing long-term dialysis
AbstractDialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA) is one of the most important complications in long-term dialysis patients. Pulmonary involvement in patients with DRA has been rarely described, and lung radiographic findings have not yet been reported. The most common chronic lung disease process in chronic dialysis patients is interstitial fibrosis. This is the first case report of DRA presenting in the lung in a manner resembling interstitial pneumonia. This case study suggests that interstitial pneumonia as a result of DRA should be considered when dyspnoea and reticular opacity of the lung are observed in patients undergoing long-term dialysis.