• G. Gay
  • J. S. Delmotte


Amyloidosis is characterized by the infiltration of tissues by amyloid proteins. Gastrointestinal involvement is common in all types of amyloidosis.


Chemical Type Amyloid Protein Muscular Mucosa Appearance Endoscop Gastrointestinal Involvement 

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  • G. Gay
  • J. S. Delmotte

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