hereditary amyloidosis


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Related to hereditary amyloidosis: Hereditary hemochromatosis, ATTR amyloidosis

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.

hereditary amyloidosis

Metabolic disease Any of the usually AD conditions caused by tissue accumulation of defective amyloid proteins in the brain, heart and kidneys. See Amyloidosis.
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(116-119) A few non-AA cases have properties of hereditary amyloidosis. In AA amyloidosis, the average age is 36 [+ or -] 17 years, nearly 2 decades younger than the non-AA cases (average age, 53 [+ or -] 11 years).
The clinical and biochemical spectrum of hereditary amyloidosis. Semin Arthritis Rheum.
ATTR, amyloidosis derived from a variant of transthyretin, is the most common hereditary amyloidosis in the United States and worldwide.
Successful hepatorenal transplantation in hereditary amyloidosis caused by frame-shift mutation in fibrinogen A alpha-chain gene.
Gelsolin-related amyloidosis: identification of the amyloid protein in Finnish hereditary amyloidosis as a fragment of variant gelsolin.

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