Amyloidosis is the extracellular deposition of unique protein fibrils in different tissue organs. It is most commonly associated with B-cell malignancy such as multiple myeloma or Waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia. It involves the liver, heart, kidney, peripheral nerves and soft tissues. Liver however is affected, but clinically apparent disease is very rare. Hepatomegaly and mild elevation of alkaline phosphatase is the most common presentation in patients with liver involvement. Acute hepatic failure is a rare presentation with myeloma-induced amyloidosis. The diagnosis can be difficult requiring biopsy or sometimes special staining of the tissue. Management is still very challenging
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Contributors MMK coordinated the data collection. MUR did the statistical analysis and wrote the manuscript. WU helped in reference arrangement and data mining. IH did the critical review. AH did the supervision and review.
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