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Any of a group of diseases or conditions characterized by the formation and deposition of amyloid in various organs and tissues of the body.


(Pathology) pathol the deposition of amyloid in various tissues of the body, as occurs in certain chronic infections
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Noun1.amyloidosis - a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues; often secondary to chronic rheumatoid arthritis or tuberculosis or multiple myeloma
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism


n. amiloidosis, acumulación de amiloide en los tejidos.


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Primary amyloidosis localized in the Had-der is very rare in the literature and may mimic bladder cancer at presentation.
3] Most cases of primary amyloidosis may be defined as amy-loid immunoglobulin light chain (AL) disease.
We describe a case of a 75-year-old woman with primary amyloidosis presenting as full-blown cardiac failure and classical cutaneous manifestations.
Changes in serum free light chain rather than intact monoclonal immunoglobulin levels predict outcome following therapy in primary amyloidosis.
Despite its high morbidity and mortality, this treatment induces remission in a significant proportion of patients with primary amyloidosis and improves survival rate.
population and has long been thought to be a precursor of serious diseases, such as multiple myeloma, primary amyloidosis, and Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia.
Abstract: Cardiac involvement is the most important prognostic factor in primary amyloidosis (AL).
One example would be if a medical center offered a treatment for a rare disease, such as primary amyloidosis.
Chronic bronchopulmonary disease (chronic emphysema, emphysema with bronchitis, chronic asthmatic bronchitis, tuberculosis, bronchiectasis and primary amyloidosis of the lung)

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