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New Treatment For Amyloidosis
A friend was just diagnosed with familial amyloidosis.What treatment is there? Can he live normal? Is it herditory? Is there support? Research?
Difficult to say: Amyloidosis has a lot of manifestations a lot of the stuff goes on what type of involvement he has. There are some therapies available as well as investigative trials. This is not easy because there can be many other manifestations of need to be know. The questions that you have are best answered to him by his physician. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis .? Can it spread ?
Good prognosis: Macular amyloidosis is a local proliferation on the skin usually on the trunk as you have. It never spreads too much or into the blood. The treatment may be as simple as temovate ointment twice daily to local cortisone injections, local liquid nitrogen, dermabrasion or laser treatment. ...Read more
Is laser treatment suitable to treat lichen amyloidosis? A local doctor suggested this method but i'm going to be the first to try, if i agree to it.
Possibly: It might help. You would probably need several treatments to see if it goes away. ...Read more
Depends on the type: There are different types of amyloidosis that require different types of therapy. There are genetic, inflammatory/infectious and neoplastic (cancer) types cuases of amyloidosis. The treatment is very different depending on the type. If you ask the question again with the type of amyloid we can be more specific. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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