Is Amyloidosis Always Fatal?

Amyloidosis can affect the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system, stomach or intestines. The condition is rare (affecting fewer than 4,000 people in the United States each year), but it can be fatal. … It also sometimes occurs in people with kidney disease who have undergone dialysis for a long time. Amyloidosis is a condition in which too much of a particular protein (amyloid) collects in the organs, so that they are not able to work normally. The condition is rare (affecting fewer than 4,000 people in the United States each year), but it can be fatal.

Amyloidosis sometimes develops when a person has certain forms of cancer, such as multiple myeloma, Hodgkin’s disease or familial Mediterranean fever (an intestinal disorder). It also sometimes occurs in people with kidney disease who have undergone dialysis for a long time. Read More here…

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