What is the prognosis of beta-2-microglobulin (beta-2m) amyloidosis?

Updated: Nov 14, 2019
  • Author: Anita Basu, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The prognosis of beta-2m amyloidosis depends on the duration of dialysis, the age of the patient, the age of the patient at the start of dialysis, and the type of dialysis membrane that is being used. Ultimately, residual renal function is probably the best determinant of beta-2m levels in HD patients and may supersede enhanced convective clearance by hemodiafiltration. [9]


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