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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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There were 12 cases of renal amyloidosis, all in the age group of 40-60 years with equal number of males and females.
Here is a case report of a patient showing renal amyloidosis secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) within few months of the initiation of the treatment.
12 High inci- dence of renal amyloidosis in Pakistan is probably due to the high prevalence of tuberculosis and other infect- ious diseases.
Three patients had renal amyloidosis, one had end stage renal disease and one had polycystic kidney disease.
Severe interstitial nephritis in a patient with renal amyloidosis and exacerbation of Crohn's disease.
This allows early implementation of prophylactic therapy with Colchicine that can substantially reduce the severity of the attacks and the risk of renal amyloidosis, which is the most serious complication of the disease [5].
Six microns of sections were done and specimens were stained with eosin and heamotoxylin, Periodic Acid Schiff (PAS), Silver Nitrate and Congo red and the specimens were seen for the following histopathological pattern of glomerulopathies; minimal change disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, mesangioprolifera-tive glomerulonerphritis, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, membranous nephropathy, renal amyloidosis, crescentic glomerulonephritis, proliferative glomerulonephritis and tubulo-interstitial nephritis.
Secondary renal amyloidosis is the most common cause of renal involvement in AS (62%), followed by IgA nephropathy (30%), mesangiop-roliferative glomerulonephritis (5%), membranous nephropathy (1%), focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (1%), and focal proliferative glomerulonephritis (1%).
4) Symptoms also associated with renal amyloidosis include weakness, fatigue, and swelling of the kidneys.
In our institution this has occurred (very rarely) in patients with severe renal disease such as renal amyloidosis and focal-segmental glomerulosclerosis.
These pathological findings were consistent with renal amyloidosis.
Renal amyloidosis with nephrotic syndrome in a Spanish subcutaneous heroin abuser.