Kidney amyloid A-type amyloidosis was strongly associated with injection heroin use in the Pacific Northwest, according to research appearing in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Additionally, Arjun Sharma, MD, and colleagues said that unique aspects of heroin use such as geographic regions or frequent associated soft-tissue infections may cause kidney amyloid A (AA)-type amyloidosis.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
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