Amyloidosis on the fingers

Amyloidosis on the fingers

Amyloidosis refers to the tissue deposition of a protein called amyloid. Amyloidosis can affect many organs. The deposition of amyloid may be a byproduct of normal aging, or may occur with several other conditions. In this picture, we see how amyloidosis can affect the skin as nodular deposits on the fingers.

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  • Last Reviewed on 01/25/2013
  • Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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