Amyloidosis

Common Name(s)

Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis is a term for diseases caused by the misfolding of the amyloid protein. Deposits of these insoluble fibrillar proteins build up in tissues and lead to organ disfunction. This is a rare and serious disease. Early and accurate diagnosis is necessary as treatments are specific to the different types. The main types are: AL or "primary"; AA or "secondary"; FAP or "familial" (hereditary); and localized. Evaluation by physicians who specialize in diagnosis and treatment is critical.

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Amyloidosis Support Groups Inc.

• To form Amyloidosis Support Groups where needed and to have all Amyloidosis Support Groups be self-sustaining through donations (general, memorial, note cards and other awareness items) • To fund and maintain libraries of educational materials for all support groups. • To fund group projects that will help in spreading awareness, co-sponsor Amyloidosis treatment and research fundraisers, and encourage grand rounds be held on amyloidosis at local hospitals and help to encourage money be raised for such projects. • To purchase and provide awareness items such as pins, wristbands and other similar items for meetings, memorials, and fundraisers To help finance the annual educational retreat for training new and current group leaders and facilitators • To maintain a 24/7 toll free “Hot/Help Line” to answer all support inquires. • To provide on-going maintenance and informational updates on the A.S.G. web-site ( http://www.amyloidosissupport.com ). • To promote, monitor

Last Updated: 19 Nov 2012

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Following organizations serve the condition "Amyloidosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Amyloidosis Support Groups Inc.

• To form Amyloidosis Support Groups where needed and to have all Amyloidosis Support Groups be self-sustaining through donations (general, memorial, note cards and other awareness items) • To fund and maintain libraries of educational materials for all support groups. • To fund group projects that will help in spreading awareness, co-sponsor Amyloidosis treatment and research fundraisers, and encourage grand rounds be held on amyloidosis at local hospitals and help to encourage money be raised for such projects. • To purchase and provide awareness items such as pins, wristbands and other similar items for meetings, memorials, and fundraisers To help finance the annual educational retreat for training new and current group leaders and facilitators • To maintain a 24/7 toll free “Hot/Help Line” to answer all support inquires. • To provide on-going maintenance and informational updates on the A.S.G. web-site ( http://www.amyloidosissupport.com ). • To promote, monitor

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Last Updated: 19 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Amyloidosis" returned 1743 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Coexistence of Multiple Myeloma-associated Amyloid Light-chain Amyloidosis and Fabry Disease in a Hemodialysis Patient.
 

Author(s): Kensei Taguchi, Atsuo Moriyama, Goh Kodama, Yosuke Nakayama, Kei Fukami

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(7):841-846.

 

Fabry disease (FD) is an inherited lysosomal disorder caused by an X-linked α-galactosidase A deficiency. We report the case of a 50-year-old male FD patient on hemodialysis who presented with macroglossia-related speaking difficulty and gastrointestinal symptoms. An endoscopic analysis ...

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2017

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Transthyretin-related hereditary amyloidosis with recurrent vomiting and renal insufficiency as the initial presentation: A case report.
 

Author(s): Jing Xu, Meng Yang, Xiaoxia Pan, Xialian Yu, Jingyuan Xie, Hong Ren, Xiao Li, Nan Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Mar;96(10):e5737.

 

Hereditary amyloidosis is diagnosed worldwidely with an increasing incidence. As the most common form, transthyretin-related hereditary amyloidosis (ATTR amyloidosis) is an autosomal dominant inherited disease due to mutations of TTR. Over the past several decades, more than 130 mutations ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2017

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Clinical Presentation of Tubulointerstitial Nephritis Caused by Amyloid Light-chain Amyloidosis in a Patient with Sjögren's Syndrome.
 

Author(s): Reiko Inoue, Yoshihide Fujigaki, Kana Kobayashi, Yoshifuru Tamura, Tatsuru Ota, Shigeru Shibata, Tsuyoshi Ishida, Fukuo Kondo, Yutaka Yamaguchi, Shunya Uchida

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(4):419-423.

 

We report a 70-year-old woman with Sjögren's syndrome who had severe renal dysfunction with mild proteinuria and elevated urinary low-molecular-weight proteins. Based on these clinical presentations, interstitial nephritis due to Sjögren's syndrome was strongly suspected. Unexpectedly, ...

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2017

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The terms "Amyloidosis" returned 173 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Primarily isolated hepatic involvement of amyloidosis: A case report and overview.
 

Author(s): Lei Ye, Hui Shi, Hui-Min Wu, Fang-Yu Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(52):e5645.

 

Amyloidosis is particularly difficult to diagnose because the signs and symptoms are subtle. Additionally, there are no specific imaging or laboratory tests, except histopathology. Although it is considered to be a systemic disorder, a small portion of cases may be localized.

Last Updated: 29 Dec 2016

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Localized primary amyloidosis of the breast: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Wakako Tsuji, Eiji Takeuchi, Satoshi Oka, Taro Yamashita, Fumiaki Yotsumoto

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Primary amyloidosis of the breast is an unusual benign disease that mostly occurs in postmenopausal elderly women. Amyloidosis is the deposition of amorphous protein within tissues. Breast biopsy is necessary to make a definite diagnosis in order to avoid unnecessary surgical methods. ...

Last Updated: 14 Sep 2016

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Atypical immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis: Spontaneous vertebral compression fracture, liver involvement, and bone marrow involvement report of 3 cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Xia Wu, Jun Feng, Xinxin Cao, Lu Zhang, Daobin Zhou, Jian Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(36):e4603.

 

Primary immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis (AL amyloidosis) is a plasma cell disorder which mainly affects heart, kidneys, liver, and peripheral nervous system. Cases of atypical AL amyloidosis presented as spontaneous vertebral compression fractures have been rarely reported, ...

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2016

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Institutional Registry of Amyloidosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Amyloidosis

 

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2017

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Diagnostic Utility of F-18 Florbetapir PET/MR in Peripheral Nerve Amyloidosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Amyloidosis

 

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2017

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Last Updated: 7 Sep 2015

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