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5 Facts you should know about

AL amyloidosis

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1

In AL amyloidosis,

light chains come together to form amyloid deposits, which can cause serious damage to different organs.

2

The kidneys are

the most commonly affected organ in AL amyloidosis.

3

Heart complications,

which affect more than a third of AL patients, include heart failure and irregular heartbeat.

4

The most effective treatment

is autologous bone marrow transplants with stem cell rescues.

5

Two thirds of patients with AL amyloidosis

are male and less than 5% of patients are under 40 years of age.

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