TY - CHAP A1 - Takeshi Kuroda A2 - Yoko Wada A3 - Masaaki Nakano ED1 - Dali Feng Y1 - 2013-06-12 PY - 2013 T1 - Diagnosis and Treatment of AA Amyloidosis with Rheumatoid Arthritis: State of the Art N2 - Amyloidosis is an uncommon disorder characterized by the deposition of extracellular amyloid proteins in tissues. Significant advancement has been made recently, which not only provides insight in to the pathophysiology of the disease but also helps to discover new therapies to fight the deadly disease. If accurate diagnosis and typing are made early, effective or even curative therapies are available. Unfortunately, because of the rarity of the disease and its protean clinical manifestations, patients may be misdiagnosed, especially at early stage of the disease, and this could lead to missed opportunities to effective therapy. The aim of the book is to help readers become familiar with the clinical presentation of amyloidosis and to review the latest diagnostic and therapeutic development. BT - Amyloidosis SP - Ch. 9 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/54332 DO - 10.5772/54332 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-18 ER -