IPLab:Lab 6:Amyloidosis

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Clinical Summary

This 46-year-old white male with a long-standing history of rheumatoid arthritis was admitted for treatment of pneumoniaIn alcoholics, aspiration pneumonia is common--bacteria enter the lung via aspiration of gastric contents.. Subsequently, complications associated with lung abscessesAn abscess is a collection of pus (white blood cells) within a cavity formed by disintegrated tissue., empyema, and septicemia led to the patient's death.

Autopsy Findings

The liver weighed 2600 gramsA normal liver weighs 1650 grams (range: 1500 to 1800 grams).. It was yellowish-tan in color and cut with difficulty (fibrosis?). No other pathological changes were noted except for pneumoniaIn alcoholics, aspiration pneumonia is common--bacteria enter the lung via aspiration of gastric contents. and lung abscessesAn abscess is a collection of pus (white blood cells) within a cavity formed by disintegrated tissue..

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Virtual Microscopy

Liver: Amyloid H&E

Liver: Amyloid Congo Red

Normal Liver H&E

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