Table 2

Causes of death in hospitalized amyloidosis patients 1997-2008
Subtype of amyloidosis No. of hospitalized case First cause of death due to amyloidosis Second cause of death due to amyloidosis Other causes of death
Secondary systemic amyloidosis (E85.3) 190 18 6 85
Organ-limited amyloidosis (E85.4) 137 27 3 21
Other amyloidosis (E85.8) 164 44 4 40
Amyloidosis, unspecified (E85.9) 652 145 4 182
All 1143 234 17 328

Other causes of death in E85.3 patients: 3 certain infections, 16 cancers, 25 diseases of the circulatory system, 3 diseases of the respiratory system, 2 diseases of the digestive system, 1 diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, 17 disease of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, 10 disease of the genitourinary system, 5 symptoms and signs and 3 others.

Other causes of death in E85.4 patients: 5 cancers, 1 psychiatry disorder, 11 diseases of the circulatory system, 1 diseases of the digestive system, 1 diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue and 2 diseases of the genitourinary system.

Other causes of death in E85.8 patients: 2 certain infections, 16 cancers, 1 diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs, 11 diseases of the circulatory system, 1 diseases of the respiratory system, 2 diseases of the digestive system, 2 disease of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, 4 disease of the genitourinary system and 1 other.

Other causes of death in E85.9 patients: 3 certain infections, 68 cancers, 1 diseases of blood and blood-forming organs, 6 endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, 1 psychiatry disorder, 2 diseases of nervous system, 45 diseases of the circulatory system, 8 diseases of the respiratory system, 20 diseases of the digestive system, 10 disease of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue, 6 disease of the genitourinary system, 5 symptoms and signs and 7 other.

Hemminki et al.

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