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Amyloid disease

Introduction: Amyloid disease

Description of Amyloid disease

Amyloid disease (medical condition): A rare group of metabolic disorders where a protein called amyloid...more »

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  »Causes of Amyloidosis

Amyloid disease: A disease characterised by the deposition of amyloid in various organs of the body. It is generally considered that the amyloidoses share common pathogenic mechanisms which lead to protein fibril formation and deposition. These mechanisms may include structural, metabolic, genetic and environmental factors that may be common to all forms of amyloidosis. Primary amyloidosis, while the most common form of amyloidosis, is a sporadic disease and, therefore, can only be investigated on a case by case basis. Secondary (reactive) amyloidosis occurs in subjects with chronic inflammatory disease or cancer but factors which predict amyloid formation and which subject is going to be affected, are not readily apparent. Alzheimer disease, while very common in the aged population, is unpredictable except for those rare forms of familial Alzheimer disease with characterized mutations in specific genes. Hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis has generally been considered a rare disease and the original impetus to study the pathogenesis of this disease was because it represented a human model of systemic amyloidosis.
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Amyloid disease as a Disease

Amyloid disease: Another name for Amyloidosis (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Amyloidosis
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Amyloid disease: Related Diseases

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Causes of Amyloid disease

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Symptoms of Amyloid disease (Amyloidosis)

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Treatments for Amyloid disease (Amyloidosis)

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Treatment of Amyloid disease: For more treatment information about Amyloid disease, see treatment of Amyloidosis (Amyloid disease)

Amyloid disease: Article Excerpts about Amyloidosis

Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Proteins are important building blocks for all body parts, including muscles, bones, hair, and nails. Proteins ... (Source: excerpt from Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease: NIDDK)

Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK (Excerpt)

A condition in which a protein-like material builds up in one or more organs. This material cannot... (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Glossary: NIDDK)

Amyloid disease: Related Disease Topics

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