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Could amyloidosis be wrongly diagnosed as alzheimer's disease?

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Dr. Horacio Capote
Psychiatry
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In brief: Possibly, not likely

Amyloidosis is a disease that occurs when abnormal substances called amyloid proteins build up in your organs.
It is believed that a contributor to alzheimer's disease is the buildup of beta-amyloid. These would be 2 different situations --- amyloidosis effecting the brain & alzheimer's. Unfortunately you could still be dealing with a dementia in either case.

In brief: Possibly, not likely

Amyloidosis is a disease that occurs when abnormal substances called amyloid proteins build up in your organs.
It is believed that a contributor to alzheimer's disease is the buildup of beta-amyloid. These would be 2 different situations --- amyloidosis effecting the brain & alzheimer's. Unfortunately you could still be dealing with a dementia in either case.
Dr. Horacio Capote
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Dr. Jeff Seaman
Unmistakeable unique patter on MRI (amyloidosis)

In brief: Unclear

Part of the pathology underlying alzheimer's is the deposition of a misfolded protein, an amyloid plaque.
Hereditary amyloidosis is a disease mainly sparing brain and spinal cord. With aging amyloid can be deposited into arteries in the brain, which can burst and cause hemorrhage. Do not understand why there should be any confusion in diagnosis.

In brief: Unclear

Part of the pathology underlying alzheimer's is the deposition of a misfolded protein, an amyloid plaque.
Hereditary amyloidosis is a disease mainly sparing brain and spinal cord. With aging amyloid can be deposited into arteries in the brain, which can burst and cause hemorrhage. Do not understand why there should be any confusion in diagnosis.
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