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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