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Amyloidosis In Children
People with chronic inflammatory conditions, e.g., chronic osteomyelitis, crohn's disease; patients with multiple myeloma; some with hereditary disorders can develop amyloidosis. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/amyloidosis/basics/definition/CON-20024354 ...Read more
It depends on the type of amyloidosis. Primary systemic amyloidosis can be treated with chemotherapy. Secondary amyloidosis requires treating the inciting cause. Genetic variations may have some therapies such as transplant.
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Yes and no: Amyloidosis is the deposition of fibrils of proteins that have been produced by a variety of causes. The causes can be infectious inflammatory or neoplastic. So each case of amyloidosis has its underlying cause, but different cases of amyloidosis can be caused by different underlying processes that produce these circulating proteins. ...Read more
The tests for Amyloidosis include:: B type natriuretic peptide, Biopsy, Bone marrow biopsy, Cardiac MRI without contrast, Complete blood count, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Electrocardiogram, Genetic testing, Troponin, 24 hour urine collection, Beta 2 microglobulin, Immunofixation and immunoglobulins, Urine immunofixation, Echocardiogram. ...Read more
Deposit of amyloid: Amyloid are types of protein that can be deposited in your body. These can occur secondary to a variety of illness and why this happened is still not completely understood. It depends what the locations of the amyloid are as to how the amyloid effects a person. What ever else teh man has may be related tothis diagnosis. ...Read more
See below: Amyloidosis is a disease that occurs when substances called amyloid proteins build up in your organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein usually produced by cells in your bone marrow that can be deposited in any tissue or organ. Check out the site below: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/amyloidosis/ds00431. ...Read more
NO: There is no particular diet that helps amyloidosis. However, those with renal/kidney involvement may have to follow a diet that limits protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and fluids. When a patient has cardiac involvement, the situation is different and exercise may be more important. ...Read more
Funky protein: There are several types of amyloid which is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid deposits into normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, heart, etc, the condition is known as amyloidosis. Symptoms vary depending on what part of the body is effected. Consider going to an academic center to have it diagnosed and treated, because of its complexity and rarity. ...Read more
No fast Rx: Amyloidosis is a serious illness that is not to be taken lightly. It is not something a person can treat oneself for. First the cause of the disease needs to be established the treatment tailored to the underlying cause. Delaying treatment may shorten the amount of time you have for work and family. Consult your doctor immediately! ...Read more
My grandmother has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, what does can be expected for her and my family?
Depends: Some forms can hereditary but a good number can occur secondary to several different diseases. Have her to ask her hematologist/oncologist on whether her family needs to screened. ...Read more
My grandmother has been diagnosed with amyloidosis, What does this mean? How will this affect her and our family?
Need more informatio: It depends on the type of Amyloidosis she has. There are certain types that can run in families and other types that can be related to certain medical conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis. She needs to discuss these questions with her physicians so that you can know. Even better go with her to the next physician's visit. ...Read more
No: Amyloidosis is actually a constellation of illnesses characterized by the deposition of protein fragments in various tissues of the body. The prognosis and treatability of the illness depends upon the type of fragments, the amount of amyloid material and the specific sites of deposition. Hope this helps. ...Read more
No, but just as: Serious. Amyloidosis is accumulation of an abnormal protein in various tissues. It also occurs in some cancers, e.g., multiple myeloma, a bone cancer. It affects the function of involved organs, e.g., liver, heart, kidney, etc. Amyloid also plays a role in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's dementia. ...Read more
Prednisone, etc..: There is apparently no specific therapy for this. If there is an underlying cause, it should be treated. Otherwise, Prednisone and/or an chemotx., like Dexamethasone and Bortezomib or melphalan. Autologous bone marrow transplant with stem cell rescue can be done but patients are often too weak for this. It also depends on how bad it is and how much you might be willing to tolerate. ...Read more