Table 3.

Cause of death in patients with amyloidosis with or without biologic therapy.

Cause of DeathNo. Patients with Amyloidosis
Biologic Group, n (%)Nonbiologic Group, n (%)Total (%)
Congestive heart failure2 (28.5)20 (47.5)22 (45.3)
Pneumonia0 (0)6 (14.3)6 (12.2)
Pulmonary hemorrhage1 (14.3)0 (0)1 (2.0)
Amyloid enteritis1 (14.3)7 (16.7)8 (16.3)
Perforative peritonitis1 (14.3)4 (9.5)5 (10.2)
Gastric ulcer0 (0)1 (2.4)1 (2.0)
Colon cancer0 (0)1 (2.4)1 (2.0)
Ileus0 (0)1 (2.4)1 (2.0)
Arteriosclerosis obliterans0 (0)1 (2.4)1 (2.0)
Septic aortic aneurysm1 (14.3)0 (0)1 (2.0)
Myositis1 (14.3)0 (0)1 (2.0)
Hyperkalemia0 (0)1 (2.4)1 (2.0)
Total7 (100)42 (100)49 (100)