Systemic Light Chain Amyloidosis with Cardiac and Renal Involvements in a Patient with Heart Failure

Author(s): Cong Zhang, Hongxing Luo, Yu Xu

Amyloidosis is a protein-folding disorder with more than one organ infiltrated by proteinaceous deposits, the clinical syndromes and the management strategies of the disease are determined both by the organs involved and the type of amyloidosis. In light-chain amyloidosis, the vital organs often infiltrated by the deposition of immunoglobulin light chains, kidney is the most commonly involved organ [1], whereas cardiac amyloidosis carries the worst prognosis of any involved organ [2].

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