Journal of Endocrinological Investigation

, Volume 23, Issue 11, pp 762–764 | Cite as

Amyloid goiter in a case of systemic amyloidosis secondary to ankylosing spondylitis

  • Pejman Cohan
  • S. Hirschowitz
  • J. Yu Rao
  • S. Tanavoli
  • A. J. Van Herle
Case Report


Infiltrative diseases of the thyroid include systemic sclerosis, hemochromatosis, sarcoidosis, chondrocalcinosis and amyloidosis. Only rarely does thyroid amyloidosis result in clinically palpable goiter. Classically, amyloidosis is associated with tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple myeloma or inflammatory bowel disease. Only rarely does clinical amyloidosis develop in the setting of ankylosing spondylitis. We describe a case of amyloid goiter in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis-associated amyloidosis.


Secondary amyloidosis amyloid goiter ankylosing spondylitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pejman Cohan
    • 1
  • S. Hirschowitz
    • 2
  • J. Yu Rao
    • 2
  • S. Tanavoli
    • 1
  • A. J. Van Herle
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of EndocrinologyUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUCLA School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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