About Us FAQs Teleconferences Publications Webinars
Clinical Trials Primary AL Secondary AA Familial Physician Information
Patient & Family Support Options Financial Concerns
Grant Program Awarded Grants Grand Rounds Speakers Physician Guides Mutations in Hereditary Amyloidosis
Curve
Welcome to the Amyloidosis Foundation

 

Our Mission

Supporting patients and families while promoting research, education and awareness of amyloidosis.

 

 

What is Amyloidosis or Amyloid?

Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which one or more organ systems in the body accumulate deposits of abnormal proteins known as amyloid. The name "amyloidosis" was first used more than 150 years ago, but cases were described over 300 years ago. However, only within the past 25 years have physicians understood the specific make-up and structure of amyloid proteins. Although amyloidosis is not cancer, it is very serious. It is disabling or life threatening. However, growing awareness of the condition seems to be leading to substantial new research and treatment alternatives. Learn more about amyloidosis.

 

 

1-877-AMYLOID



lower curve

Make a Donation

 



This website designed and maintained by IGD Solutions Corporation.