As more unusual causes of Abercrombie’s syndrome, may be mentioned leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease (malignant lymphoma), very rarely cancer or sarcoma. It is frequently associated with the kidney with chronic inflammation of that organ, but it is doubtful whether the latter is to be regarded as its cause, for, on the one hand, amyloid disease may lead to nephritis, and, on the other, both conditions may be the result of syphilis.
Organs affected by Abercrombie syndrome will typically become:
The tissue will take on a slightly white or yellow translucent appearance, similar to a bacon rind. Within the tissue, the cortex will also be bloodless. When the blood vessels or muscular overlay of an artery are affected, the tissue will thicken and become transparent. Commonly affected organs include the spleen, kidneys, pancreas and liver. Almost any organ or bodily tissue, however, can become affected by Abercrombie disease.
The signs and symptoms of Abercrombie syndrome vary according to the tissue or organ affected. Since sufferers of this condition are commonly suffering from other wasting diseases, a person’s symptoms might be overlooked. People suffering from Abercrombie syndrome of the kidneys may notice increased urine production, vomiting, diarrhea, bad breath, and edema. Those suffering from degeneration in other organs might notice similar symptoms or even symptoms more specific to the organ’s function.
If your doctor suspects that you experience Abercrombies syndrome, he/she will perform an exam thoroughly to determine this condition
Then he/she will order some tests such as:
The earliest known of this latter is the reaction with iodine. The iodine reaction is useful for roughly testing macroscopically at the time of the post-mortem.
These dyes produce a rose-pink color with the amyloid substance, while normal tissues are stained blue. In testing by iodine microscopically a solution half the strength of that mentioned above is to be used.
It is believed that the treatment must be directed to the improvement of the blood, and to the rapid elimination of all septic material. The anemia which forms a conspicuous part of this disease must be treated with iron and other direct restoratives in order to facilitate the carrying of oxygen into the blood. The use of one or more of our excellent vegetable alternatives will produce favorable results. Echinacea stands at the head and with this there is phytolacca, polymnia, stillingia, baptisia, corydalis, yellow dock, burdock, and dandelion, with the specific liver remedies. These may be persisted in for weeks at a time with only good results. For their general tonic effect the glycerophosphates, hydrastis and strychnin will be selected.
It is believed that patients might also be advised to consume a nutritious diet and get regular exercise to inhibit further degeneration.
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.