October 15, 2014

Amyloidosis

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A group of diseases in which protein is deposited in specific organs (localized amyloidosis) or throughout the body (systemic amyloidosis). It may be either primary (with no known cause) or secondary (caused by another disease, including some types of cancer). Generally, primary amyloidosis affects the nerves, skin, tongue, joints, heart, and liver. Secondary amyloidosis often affects the spleen, kidneys, liver, and adrenal glands.

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