Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Amyloidosis Incidence

Facts about amyloidosis:

  • About 1 out of 10,000 people in the US have amyloidosis.
  • Amyloidosis is most common in those between the ages of 60 and 70 years.
  • Males are affected twice as often as females.
  • About 10% of patients with multiple myeloma develop amyloidosis.

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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