is a rare and aggressive protein misfolding disorder with fewer than 3,000 cases diagnosed in the U.
To our knowledge, this is the first report describing significant progression of renal AL amyloidosis
in patients with "successful" autologous stem-cell transplant based on the absence of detectable monoclonal protein in the serum and urine.
As a nurse I had heard of myeloma but had never heard of AL Amyloidosis
until David was diagnosed with a low grade myeloma and an aggressive form of AL amyloid.
Outcome in renal AL amyloidosis
It He added: "It has been a tough year, and there is a possibility I'll be put on dialysis and need a transplant in the future" Grandfather Donald, who is married to Sharon, 56, has been told that there is no cure for AL amyloidosis
and doctors still aren't sure exactly how it could affect him as the years progress.
is only diagnosed in approximately six to 10 patients in the North East every year.
In this report, we describe a case of primary AL amyloidosis
in a young patient with isolated kidney involvement and rapid progression to ESRD, treated successfully with melphalan and ASCT.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has added AL amyloidosis
to the list of presumptive service-connected diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents, including Agent Orange.
His 71-year-old wife, Madeleine, was diagnosed with AL amyloidosis
, a bone marrow disorder which can cause progressive damage to organs and tissue.
AuSCT can treat AL Amyloidosis
, a rare blood disorder that affects the heart, kidneys, nervous system and gastrointestinal system and results in extensive organ system impairment.
Primary AL amyloidosis
occurs when the body's antibody-producing cells do not function properly and produce abnormal protein fibers known as amyloids.
Odjick wrote that two months earlier he was diagnosed with AL amyloidosis
Macroglossia is the pathognomonic feature of AL amyloidosis
The family acknowledges with gratitude the never-ending dedication of the following: the physicians at Boston University Amyloid Treatment and Research Program who diagnosed Richard with AL Amyloidosis
and devised a treatment program for him; Dr.
is caused by a bone marrow disorder, in which an abnormal protein, usually produced by bone marrow, deposits and accumulates in the organs of the body.