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If anyone's been following, my Abyssinian died of an unknown cause a couple weeks ago. The final tissue autopsy results came yesterday - intestinal tissue consistent with panleukopenia, and amyloidosis in the kidneys and pancreas. The vets dismissed the possibility of distemper because no other signs were consistent with it, and she was vaccinated. However, they did concentrate on the amyloidosis, since Abyssinians are prone. From what I understand, amyloids can be deposited in many organs, causing lesions and failure. My question is, COULD amyloids be deposited in the lungs, causing those mysterious lesions and bruising the autopsy showed? I'm waiting for a call back from my vet but wondered if anyone else knew.