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Secondary systemic amyloidosis

  • Alternative Names

    Amyloidosis - secondary systemic


    Symptoms
    • Bleeding in the skin
    • Fatigue
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Numbness of hands and feet
    • Rash
    • Shortness of breath
    • Swallowing difficulties
    • Swollen arms or legs
    • Swollen tongue
    • Weak hand grip
    • Weight loss

    Signs and tests

    Tests that may be done include:

    • Abdominal ultrasound (may show a swollen liver or spleen)
    • Biopsy or aspiration of fat just beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat)
    • Biopsy of rectum
    • Biopsy of skin
    • Biopsy of bone marrow
    • Blood tests, including creatinine and BUN
    • Echocardiogram
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
    • Nerve conduction velocity
    • Urinalysis