The amyloidoses: clinical features, diagnosis and treatment. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Amyloidosis
  • Immunologic Factors
  • Serum Amyloid A Protein

abstract

  • Amyloidosis is a rare disorder in which insoluble amyloid proteins are deposited in body organs, causing abnormal protein build-up in tissues and eventually leading to organ dysfunction and death. It affects less than 200,000 people in the United States, classifying it as a rare disease according to the National Institutes of Health. Definitive determination of the underlying protein is critical since prognosis and treatment of amyloidosis can vary widely depending on the responsible protein. The following paper describes the various types and clinical features of amyloidosis and provides an overview of current diagnostic tools and therapies.

publication date

  • July 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3487569

PubMed ID

  • 23227278

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 8

number

  • 3