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A friend was just diagnosed with familial amyloidosis.What treatment is there? Can he live normal? Is it herditory? Is there support? Research?

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

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

An abnormal protein made by the body. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more


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Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis .? Can it spread ?

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

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What are the common treatments for amyloidosis?

What are the common treatments for amyloidosis?

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

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Could treatments for nocardia and amyloidosis be administered at the same time?

Could treatments for nocardia and amyloidosis be administered at the same time?

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

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Amyloidosis. Saw new neuro, he said wont get involved, its amyloidosis. What do I do from here, no pcp , this is the nhs?

See details: You have so many issues that it is impossible to offer a concise opinion. The only thing i can say is that certain types of amyloidosis are very treatable. Have your primary care refer you to a physician who is knowledgeable about amyloidosis and the treatment options. ...Read more

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What is a cure for macular amyloidosis?

No scratching: Try using topical corticosteroids or topical capsacin cream to the area where you have macular amyloidosis. ...Read more

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I hv black pigments on my back,doctor says its macular amyloidosis,any cure??

Amyloidosis macular: Need to see pictures. Several different treatments. Discuss with your Dr. Sometimes goes away but usually not. ...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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Is it possible to treat amyloidosis?

Primary amyloidosis: 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

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Does amyloidosis have a particular cause?

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

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Is there a special diet that helps amyloidosis?

Is there a special diet that helps amyloidosis?

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

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What is the definition or description of: amyloidosis?

What is the definition or description of: amyloidosis?

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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