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Amyloidosis AL: A disease involving the abnormal deposit of amyloid fibrils in virtually any part of the body - the heart, liver, kidney and peripheral and autonomic nerves are most commonly affected. The abnormal amyloid fibrils are produced abnormal plasma cells in the bone marrow. In some cases, the excess growth of abnormal plasma cells can result in a cancerous condition called myeloma resulting in bone pain and infections. A patient with myeloma may develop amyloidosis but it is rare for a patient with AL amyloidosis to go on to develop myeloma. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Amyloidosis AL is available below.
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Prognosis for Amyloidosis AL: Varies considerably depending on the promptness of treatment, aggressiveness of the condition, age and health of the patient and the parts of the body involved.
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