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Secondary systemic amyloidosis

  • Alternative Names

    Amyloidosis - secondary systemic


    Treatment

    The condition that is causing the amyloidosis should be treated. Some persons may need a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. There is no specific treatment for amyloidosis itself.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    How well a person does depends on which organs are affected and whether the disease that is causing it can be controlled. If the disease involves the heart and kidneys, it may lead to organ failure and death.


    Complications
    • Endocrine failure
    • Heart failure
    • Kidney failure
    • Respiratory failure

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of this condition. The following are serious symptoms that need prompt medical attention:

    • Bleeding
    • Irregular heartbeat
    • Numbness
    • Shortness of breath
    • Swelling
    • Weak grip