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Amyloidosis

  1. Merrill D Benson

Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002146.pub2

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Benson, M. D. 2008. Amyloidosis. eLS. .

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  1. Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

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Abstract

The amyloidoses are a group of β-structure protein deposition diseases that may be systemic or localized, sporadic, hereditary or associated with chronic inflammation. Pathology is the result of displacement of normal tissue structures.

Keywords:

  • amyloid;
  • amyloidosis;
  • protein deposition diseases