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Amyloidosis: Types, Symptoms, And Treatment

Amyloidosis is a disease that occurs when specific proteins called amyloids accumulate in the tissues and organs. The condition is rare but is dangerous with a likelihood of causing organ failure. Some organs in your body that are threatened by the disease include the heart, liver, kidneys, skin, and intestines. Amyloids may collect throughout your body, a condition called body-wide or systemic amyloidosis. However, it is more common to find it affecting only one organ without transferring to other parts.