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Dialysis Related Amyloid Arthropathy

Purpose:

To identify amyloid arthropathy and other types of orthopedic involvement in dialysis-associated amyloidosis.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology
Orthopedic Surgery
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, response to therapy, quality of life

ICD-10:

Z49, E85

Description:

A patient undergoing chronic hemodialysis may accumulate beta2-microglobulin. This protein may form amyloid deposits, particularly in and about bones and joints.

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