What is dialysis-related amyloidosis bone disease?

Updated: Oct 26, 2020
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Another form of bone disease is dialysis-related amyloidosis, which is now uncommon in the era of improved dialysis membranes. This condition occurs from beta-2-microglobulin accumulation in patients who have required chronic dialysis for at least 8-10 years. It manifests with cysts at the ends of long bones.


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