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Amyloidosis Underlying Cause

The cause of primary amyloidosis is unknown and risk factors have not been clearly identified. This condition appears to begin in the bone marrow and has been associated with plasma cell disorders such as multiple myeloma.

Secondary amyloidosis is caused by:

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Last Updated: Jan 21, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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