Causes of secondary amyloidosis – Mnemonic

Mnemonic for causes of secondary amyloidosis is : ARTHROSCOPE

A – Ankylosing spondylitis; Arthritis – rheumatic and psoriatic
R – Renal cell carcinoma
T – Tuberculosis
H – Hodgkin’s disease
R – Reiter’s syndrome
O – Osteomyelitis
S – Sjogren’s syndrome
C – Chronic infections
O – Others (bronchiectasis, leprosy)
P – Paraplegia with infection
E – Enteritis – regional

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