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5 Facts you should know about

AL amyloidosis

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In AL amyloidosis, immunoglobulin light chains come together to form amyloid deposits, which can cause serious damage to different organs

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The kidneys are the most commonly affected organ in AL amyloidosis

3

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

4

The most effective treatment is autologous bone marrow transplants with stem cell rescues

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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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