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Lifespan Person Amyloidosis
If a person is in chronic renal failure awaiting transplant, would that not be the cause for amyloidosis? Neg in marrow, awaiting fat byopsy..
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amyloidosis: Although no cure, symptoms can be treated with chemotherapeutic agents such as cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) steroids such as dexamethasone, peripheral blood stem cell transplantation, liver transplantation, & treating the underlying conditions that might have caused it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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