Amyloidosis: Statistics

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Because amyloidosis is rare, the diagnosis is often delayed or the condition is not diagnosed. Therefore, it is difficult to know exactly how many people are affected by this disease. However, it is thought that around 4,000 people develop AL amyloidosis each year in the United States. The disease is typically diagnosed between the ages of 55 to 65.

Hereditary and AA amyloidosis are much less common than AL amyloidosis.

It is important to remember that statistics on how many people are diagnosed with amyloidosis are an estimate. People should talk with their doctor if they have questions about this information. Learn more about understanding statistics.

Source: National Organization for Rare Disorders

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