Amyloidosis is when protein from bone marrow, called amyloid, begins to spread and grow in your organs. This is not a common diagnosis and there are varying treatments, depending upon the type of amyloid that is building up.
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Amyloidosis is an uncommon disease that occurs when amyloid, a protein arising from cells in the bone marrow, starts building up in your organs. There are several types of amyloid which can attack different organs depending on the person and type of amyloid involved. This condition can cause organ failure.
Amyloidosis can attack different organs depending on the person and the type of amyloid involved, which can be more than one. Possible targets include the heart, liver, nervous system, kidneys and digestive system. Sometimes only one organ is affected, while other times amyloid may build up in several organs.
There is no cure for amyloidosis. But treatments are available to help manage the symptoms.