Periorbital purpura may also be referred to as raccoon eyes or panda eyes. The appearance is usually that of quite severe bruising and is very suggestive of a diagnosis of AL amyloidosis.
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As a rare disease with a wide range of symptoms, Amyloidosis can be difficult for doctors to recognize. The disease presents itself differently depending on the type of Amyloidosis and which organs are affected. Delays in diagnosis are common, and some suffer for years while seeking answers. As a result, the road to diagnosis is often too long and winding, resulting in serious consequences for patients.