Amyloidosis

A condition resulting from the abnormal development of proteins known as amyloids and can mass in a single spot or become widespread; may occur as a result of multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis or any number of chronic infections.

Etiology:

A variety of conditions in which amyloid proteins are abnormally deposited in organs and/or tissues.

Primary amyloidosis usually occurs as a complication of multiple myeloma.

Manifestations:

The amyloid proteins cannot be broken down and compromise normal organ functioning.

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