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Hereditary amyloidosis is a condition in which abnormal protein deposits (called amyloid) form in almost every tissue in the body, usually the heart, kidneys, and nervous system. These protein deposits damage the tissues and interfere with how organs work.
Amyloidosis - hereditary; Familial amyloidosis
Hereditary amyloidosis is passed down from parents to their children (inherited). For more information see: Primary amyloidosis.
Other types of amyloidosis are not inherited. They include:
For further information, see the specific type:
A liver treatment may be helpful. Talk to your doctor or nurse about your treatment options.
Gertz MA. Amyloidosis. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 194.