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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