familial amyloid neuropathy
Definition: 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.
Synonym(s): familial amyloidosis, hereditary amyloidosis
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