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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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(76) The AA amyloid proteins result from a proteolytic cleavage serum amyloid A protein, an acute-phase reactant produced by liver.
In renal allograft patients, amyloid deposits may be found only on vessels without glomerular involvement (recurrence of AA amyloid) and should be classified as class I.
Eprodisate for the treatment of renal disease in AA amyloid osis.