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A group of sporadic, familial and/or inherited, degenerative, and infectious disease processes, linked by the common theme of abnormal protein folding and deposition of AMYLOID. As the amyloid deposits enlarge they displace normal tissue structures, causing disruption of function. Various signs and symptoms depend on the location and size of the deposits.

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Tree Number(s): C18.452.845.500

MeSH Unique ID: D000686

Entry Terms:

  • Amyloidoses

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