The outlook depends on the type of amyloidosis and how severe it is at the time of diagnosis. The progression of secondary amyloidosis caused by a chronic inflammatory condition, such as an infection or rheumatoid arthritis, can be controlled by treating the underlying condition. For most cases of amyloidosis, however, there is no effective therapy and the disease will get worse over a course of months or years. The more areas of the body that are affected and the more impaired the body organs are, the lower the chances of a good outcome.
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