Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when an abnormal protein
called amyloid builds up in your organs.
The types of amyloidosis include
- AL amyloidosis (immunoglobulin light chain amyloidosis)
- AA amyloidosis
- Hereditary amyloidosis (familial amyloidosis)
- Dialysis-related amyloidosis
Generally speaking, the buildup of an abnormal protein called amyloid leads to amyloidosis.
The corresponding causes of above four types of amyloidosis are as follows:
- bone marrow produces abnormal antibodies that can't be broken down
- chronic infectious or inflammatory diseases
- gene abnormalities
- proteins in blood are deposited in joints and tendons