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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

Amyloid is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid is deposited onto normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, or heart, the condition is known as amyloidosis. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more


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Wat tests would a Good Doc do to DX Amyloidosis.What type of Doc DX the disease, ie immunology, rheumatologist? when patient as A Spondylitis CHF,PAD

Wat tests would a Good Doc do to DX Amyloidosis.What type of Doc DX the disease, ie immunology, rheumatologist? when patient as A Spondylitis CHF,PAD

Immunofixation: Among other things it would require immunofixation of blood and urine to determine if there is a monclonal antibody and to look for light chains. There is more and I suppose a good internist or immunologist could do the job. ...Read more

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How does someone get amyloidosis?

Multiple ways: 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

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Can you get all amyloidosis if you have kappa rather than lambda light chains? I also have a kappa lambda ratio of 175

Yes: Listen, Jane. I'm worried about you. You're already on cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone -- extremely potent medications -- yet you list no illness for which they are indicated. It's not for your thyroid cancer. You have a duty to find out exactly what is happening with you, including getting a 2nd opinion from a physician who's explain clearly. Amyloid is confusing; be proactive. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with lichen amyloidosis without proper test conducted by a dermatologist at malaysia. Should i get 2nd opinion?

Easy to recognize: Lichen amyloidosis is very easy to recognize. Given that it is a chronic condition and can impact your quality of life, a second opinion wouldn't be a bad idea. ...Read more

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