Basic Summary for Amyloidosis


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Main name of condition: Amyloidosis
Other names or spellings: amyloid disease


What is Amyloidosis?
  Brief description of Amyloidosis: Deposits of proteins causing diseases
  Parent types of Amyloidosis: Blood conditions
  Organs Affected by Amyloidosis: blood, metabolism
  Types of Amyloidosis: Primary amyloidosis, Dialysis-related amyloidosis
How many people get Amyloidosis?
  Prevalance of Amyloidosis: less than 3,000 people in the US (Mayo Clinic)
  Prevalance Rate of Amyloidosis: approx 1 in 90,666 or 0.00% or 3,000 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Amyloidosis?
  Complications of Amyloidosis: see complications of Amyloidosis
What causes Amyloidosis?
  Causes of Amyloidosis: see causes of Amyloidosis
What are the symptoms of Amyloidosis?
  Symptoms of Amyloidosis: see symptoms of Amyloidosis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Amyloidosis: see treatments for Amyloidosis
Society issues for Amyloidosis
  Hospitalization statistics for Amyloidosis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Amyloidosis:
  • 0.008% (995) of hospital consultant episodes were for amyloidosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for amyloidosis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for amyloidosis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for amyloidosis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 23% of hospital consultant episodes for amyloidosis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for amyloidosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 3 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for amyloidosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for amyloidosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for amyloidosis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for amyloidosis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for amyloidosis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.007% (3,849) of hospital bed days were for amyloidosis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: May 20, 2003

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