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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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To test this hypothesis would require more frequent testing for monoclonal proteins after AHSCT for AL amyloid. In light of our experience, this may be a hypothesis worth testing.
(8) The worst prognosis is for patients with systemic amyloidosis secondary to AL amyloid deposition; death within 1 to 2 years is common.
(It should be remembered, however, that in AL the diagnosis requires histopathologically confirmed AL amyloid.) With these 2 caveats in mind, we are reassured regarding the diagnostic use of the FLC assay as a tool that is complementary to other laboratory tests.