AA (Inflammatory) Amyloidosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 30, 2018
  • Author: Richa Dhawan, MD, CCD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What is the pathophysiology of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What is the role of genetics in the pathophysiology of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What are the cellular and extracellular tissue factors in the pathophysiology of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What causes AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What is the prevalence of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What is the prognosis of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What is included in patient education about AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for AA (Inflammatory) Amyloidosis?

Workup

How is AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis diagnosed?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What is included in the workup of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis with cardiac involvement?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

How is AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis staged?

Treatment

How is AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis treated?

When is AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis managed by treatment of the underlying etiology?

What is the role of colchicine in the treatment of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What is the role of alkylating agents in the treatment of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

What is the role of targeted biological agents in the treatment of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

Which treatments for AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis are currently being investigated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

How is AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis prevented?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of AA (inflammatory) amyloidosis?

Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatory agents are used in the treatment of AA (Inflammatory) Amyloidosis?