familial amyloid neuropathy

fa·mil·i·al am·y·loid neu·rop·a·thy

[MIM*105120, various kinds]
a disorder in which various peripheral nerves are infiltrated with amyloid and their functions disturbed; an abnormal prealbumin is also formed and is present in the blood; characteristically, it begins during midlife and is found largely in patients of Portuguese descent; autosomal dominant inheritance. Other rare clinical types occur.

fa·mil·i·al am·y·loid neu·rop·a·thy

(fă-mil'ē-ăl am'i-loyd nūr-op'ă-thē)
A disorder in which various peripheral nerves are infiltrated with amyloid and their functions disturbed, an abnormal prealbumin is also formed and is present in the blood; characteristically, it begins during mid-life and is found largely in people of Portuguese descent; autosomal dominant inheritance. Other rare clinical types occur.

fa·mil·i·al am·y·loid neu·rop·a·thy

(fă-mil'ē-ăl am'i-loyd nūr-op'ă-thē) [MIM*105120, various kinds]
Disorder in which various peripheral nerves are infiltrated with amyloid and their functions disturbed.
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