primary amyloid

primary amyloid

Metabolic disease An idiopathic condition in which insoluble protein fibers are deposited in tissues, impairing function Clinical Sx linked to organs affected–tongue, intestines, muscle, nerves, skin, ligaments, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, resulting in cardiomyopathy, renal failure, carpal tunnel syndrome, malabsorption, GI reflux, etc; PA deposits result in loss of resilience, stiffening, ↓ absorption and diffusion of metabolites; 2º amyloidosis may follow infection or inflammation
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced it will begin providing Medicare coverage for autologous stem cell transplants (AuSCT) for patients suffering from primary amyloid light chain (AL) Amyloidosis.
26] In the past, the term primary amyloid was sometimes used with reference to patients in whom no underlying plasma cell dyscrasia could be demonstrated.
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