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amyloidosis

^ http://www.ebi.ac.uk/efo/EFO_1001875


A disorder characterized by the localized or diffuse accumulation of amyloid protein in various anatomic sites. It may be primary, due to clonal plasma cell proliferations; secondary, due to long standing infections, chronic inflammatory disorders, or malignancies; or familial. It may affect the nerves, skin, tongue, joints, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys and adrenal glands. [ http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ontology/webulous#OPPL_pattern ]

Synonyms: systemic amyloidosis, amyloidoses, amyloid disease

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