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Haemodialysis associated amyloidosis

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Covid-19
Specialty  endocrinology
ICD-9-CM  277.3
ICD-10  E85.3
eMedicine  med/3384

Haemodialysis-associated amyloidosis is a form of systemic amyloidosis associated with chronic kidney failure.

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Presentation

Long-term haemodialysis results in a gradual accumulation of β2 microglobulin, a serum protein, in the blood. It accumulates because it is unable to cross the dialysis filter.

Affected individuals usually present after 5 years of dialysis rarely before that. The tendency of haemodialysis-associated amyloidosis is to be articular in general affecting the joints.

Prevention

Low copper dialysis is theorized to prevent or delay onset.

References

Haemodialysis-associated amyloidosis Wikipedia


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