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

Updated: Aug 11, 2020
  • Author: Richa Dhawan, MD, CCD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Inform patients about the natural course of AA amyloidosis and the fact that aggressive anti-inflammatory management could prevent ultimate organ failure. Preparing the patient for either renal transplant or dialysis is the major educational goal. Clearly, the manner in which this is presented depends on the relationship between the physician and the patient and the physician's assessment of the patient's emotional needs.


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