Amyloidosis: Risk Factors

What are the risk factors for developing amyloidosis?

  • Certain risk factors may predispose patients to primary amyloidosis, including older age and a previous diagnosis of another blood disease called MGUS or multiple myeloma.
  • Patients with a chronic infectious or inflammatory disease may be at greater risk of developing secondary amyloidosis.
  • Patients with a family history of this condition are at greatest risk of developing familial amyloidosis.