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Light Chain Deposition Disease

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What is the definition of Light Chain Deposition Disease?

Light chain deposition disease (LCDD) is a rare condition characterized by the deposition of specific proteins (monoclonal light chains) in the kidneys and other organs. Light chains are used to make antibodies that the body needs to fight infection. People with LCDD make too many light chains, whic ...

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What are the alternative names for Light Chain Deposition Disease?

  • Light-chain deposition disease

Latest Research

Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Cardiac Amyloidosis and Cardiac Light Chain Deposition Disease
  • Journal: Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners
  • Treatment Used: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
  • Number of Patients: 50
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using an autologous stem cell transplant to treat patients with cardiac amyloidosis and cardiac light chain deposition disease.
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Monoclonal Gammopathy with Renal Significance
  • Journal: British journal of haematology
  • Treatment Used: Early Intervention
  • Number of Patients: 41
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using an early intervention to treat patients with monoclonal gammopathy with renal significance.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trial
Drug
  • Status: Active, not recruiting
  • Study Type: Drug
  • Participants: 36
  • Start Date: March 2013
Phase I Study of Pomalidomide, Bortezomib, and Dexamethasone (PVD) as First-Line Treatment of AL Amyloidosis or Light Chain Deposition Disease