amyloid

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amyloid

[′am·ə‚lȯid]
(pathology)
An abnormal protein deposited in tissues, formed from the infiltration of an unknown substance, probably a carbohydrate.
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Patients with suspected AL amyloid or LCDD should undergo serum and urine protein electrophoresis with immunofixation, 24-hour urine protein measurement, skeletal survey, serum-free light chain analysis, and bone marrow biopsy.
Anti-lambda-light chain-peptide antibodies are suitable for the immunohistochemical classification of AL amyloid.
Based on this finding, we considered the possibility that the deposits belonged to the AL amyloid group.