familial amyloid polyneuropathy type II

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familial amyloid polyneuropathy type II

A former subdivision of hereditary amyloidosis clinically characterised by neuropathy beginning at the hands and frequent carpal tunnel operations. Vitreous opacities occur early in the disease; impotence and renal insufficiency are rare. FAP-II is regarded as a type of transthyretin amyloidosis.