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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No regression of renal AL amyloid in monoclonal gammopathy after successful autologous blood stem cell transplantation and significant clinical improvement.
8) The worst prognosis is for patients with systemic amyloidosis secondary to AL amyloid deposition; death within 1 to 2 years is common.
Anti-lambda-light chain-peptide antibodies are suitable for the immunohistochemical classification of AL amyloid.