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      Beta-2-Microglobulin-Associated Amyloidosis

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Beta-2-microglobulin, Amyloidosis, Renal failure, Hemodialysis Peritoneal dialysis

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          β<sub>2</sub>-Microglobulin-associated amyloidosis has emerged as a major complication of long-term renal replacement therapy. The syndrome is confined to those patients on nontransplant modes of therapy. It does not occur in patients with a functioning renal transplant or, if already present, it does not progress any further in such patients. In the population of ESRD patients on dialysis, β<sub>2</sub>-microglobulin-associated amyloidosis affects most patients treated for more than 15 years and is a cause of significant morbidity and in rare cases even mortality. The present review, which is based on the presentation of a typical case, discusses the current knowledge on the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention and therapy of β<sub>2-</sub>microblobulin-associated amyloidosis.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1996
          1996
          18 December 2008
          : 72
          : 1
          : 9-26
          Affiliations
          Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany
          Article
          188801 Nephron 1996;72:9–26
          10.1159/000188801
          8903856
          © 1996 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 18
          Categories
          Nephrology Grand Rounds. Clinical Issues in Nephrology

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