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Causes of Dialysis-related amyloidosis

Dialysis-related amyloidosis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Dialysis-related amyloidosis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Dialysis-related amyloidosis:

Dialysis-related amyloidosis: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Dialysis-related amyloidosis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Dialysis-related amyloidosis as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Dialysis-related amyloidosis as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Dialysis-related amyloidosis. Our database lists the following as having Dialysis-related amyloidosis as a complication of that condition:

What causes Dialysis-related amyloidosis?

Article excerpts about the causes of Dialysis-related amyloidosis:
DRA is relatively common in patients who have been on dialysis for more than 5 years, especially among the elderly. Dialysis membranes don't effectively remove the large, complex beta-2-microglobulin proteins from the bloodstream. As a result, blood levels become elevated, and deposits form in bone, joints, and tendons. (Source: excerpt from Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

Related information on causes of Dialysis-related amyloidosis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Dialysis-related amyloidosis may be found in:


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