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Dialysis-related amyloidosis

Dialysis-related amyloidosis: Introduction

Dialysis-related amyloidosis: Normal kidneys filter excess proteins from the blood, thus preventing levels from getting too high. When the kidneys don't work properly, ... more about Dialysis-related amyloidosis.

Dialysis-related amyloidosis: Amyloidosis (protein deposits) from kidney dialysis treatment. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dialysis-related amyloidosis is available below.

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Normal kidneys filter excess proteins from the blood, thus preventing levels from getting too high. When the kidneys don't work properly, as in patients receiving dialysis, another type of protein called beta-2-microglobulin may build up in the blood. When this occurs, beta-2-microglobulin molecules may join together, like the links of a chain, forming a few very large molecules from many smaller ones. These large molecules can form deposits and eventually damage the surrounding tissues and cause great discomfort. This condition is called dialysis-related amyloidosis (DRA). (Source: excerpt from Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

 

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