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Could amyloidosis be mistaken for alzheimer's disease?

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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: Depends

Alzheimer's disease may be considered to be amyloidosis of the brain.
There is also peripheral amyloidosis that affects the heart and other organs but is caused by deposition of a different amyloid.

In brief: Depends

Alzheimer's disease may be considered to be amyloidosis of the brain.
There is also peripheral amyloidosis that affects the heart and other organs but is caused by deposition of a different amyloid.
Dr. Ladislav Volicer
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

There are many different types of amyeloid.
Amyloidosis is an illness caused by the abnormal deposits of amyloid in various tissues. In general this is not thought to occur in the brain. The brains of thsoe with alzheimers disease have plaques with beta-amyeloid. It would be pretty unlikely that these 2 illnesses would be confused.

In brief: Not usually

There are many different types of amyeloid.
Amyloidosis is an illness caused by the abnormal deposits of amyloid in various tissues. In general this is not thought to occur in the brain. The brains of thsoe with alzheimers disease have plaques with beta-amyeloid. It would be pretty unlikely that these 2 illnesses would be confused.
Dr. Maureen Nash
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