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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Amyloidosis

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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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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

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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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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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What are the tests for amyloidosis?

Biopsy: Clinical suspicion and biopsy of the suspected organs, followed by examination of the tissue by a pathologist is usually needed to establish a diagnosis of amyloidosis. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is amyloidosis?

Protein deposition: Amyloidosis refers to the deposition of a type of protein into certain organs. There are different subtypes of amyloid proteins depending on the cause. Amyloidosis can be of hereditary, infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic types. ...Read more

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I am busy with my work and family and don't have time for amyloidosis. How can I treat it fast?

No fast Rx: Amyloidosis is a serious illness that is not to be taken lightly. It is not something a person can treat oneself for. First the cause of the disease needs to be established the treatment tailored to the underlying cause. Delaying treatment may shorten the amount of time you have for work and family. Consult your doctor immediately! ...Read more

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Is amyloidosis always fatal?

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 more

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Is amyloidosis cancer?

No, but just as: Serious. Amyloidosis is accumulation of an abnormal protein in various tissues. It also occurs in some cancers, e.g., multiple myeloma, a bone cancer. It affects the function of involved organs, e.g., liver, heart, kidney, etc. Amyloid also plays a role in the pathogenesis of alzheimer dementia. ...Read more