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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
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
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 (clobetasol) ointment twice daily to local cortisone injections, local liquid nitrogen, dermabrasion or laser treatment. ...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 more
Yes: However, you are talking about a rather unusual situation with special challenges that your doctor (s) are in a better position to answer. ...Read more
Yes: Involvement of blood vessels makes them fragile. ...Read more
No: I wish it were possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Amyloidosis macular: Need to see pictures. Several different treatments. Discuss with your Dr. Sometimes goes away but usually not. ...Read more
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.
Please ask your question with more details. ...Read more
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
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
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