Can Systemic Amyloidosis Cause Dementia?

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Definition

Primary amyloidosis is a disorder in which abnormal proteins build up in tissues and organs. Clumps of the abnormal proteins are called amyloid deposits.


Alternative Names

Amyloid - primary


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause of primary amyloidosis is unknown. The condition is related to abnormal and excess production of antibodies by a type of immune cell called plasma cells.

Primary amyloidosis can lead to conditions that include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Heart muscle damage (cardio...
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