Causes of Dialysis-related amyloidosis


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Cause details for Dialysis-related amyloidosis: DRA is relatively common in patients who have been on dialysis for more than 5 years, especially among the elderly. Dialysis membranes don't effectively remove the large, complex beta-2-microglobulin proteins from the bloodstream. As a result, blood levels become elevated, and deposits form in bone, joints, and tendons.1

Dialysis-related amyloidosis as a complication: Other conditions that might have Dialysis-related amyloidosis as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Dialysis-related amyloidosis. The list of conditions listing Dialysis-related amyloidosis as a complication in our database includes:

Related information for causes of Dialysis-related amyloidosis: Further relevant information on causes of Dialysis-related amyloidosis may be found in the risk factors for Dialysis-related amyloidosis and underlying causes of Dialysis-related amyloidosis.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Amyloidosis and Kidney Disease: NIDDK

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