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What is Meretoja syndrome?

What is Meretoja syndrome?

  • Meretoja syndrome: A form of familial amyloid polyneuropathy characterized by deposits of a substance called amyloid in the skin on the face as well as the facial nerves which can cause symptoms such as weak facial muscles.

Meretoja syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Meretoja syndrome, or a subtype of Meretoja syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Meretoja syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Meretoja syndrome: Introduction

Types of Meretoja syndrome:

Broader types of Meretoja syndrome:

How serious is Meretoja syndrome?

Complications of Meretoja syndrome: see complications of Meretoja syndrome

What causes Meretoja syndrome?

Causes of Meretoja syndrome: see causes of Meretoja syndrome

What are the symptoms of Meretoja syndrome?

Symptoms of Meretoja syndrome: see symptoms of Meretoja syndrome

Complications of Meretoja syndrome: see complications of Meretoja syndrome

Onset of Meretoja syndrome: 3rd decade

Meretoja syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Meretoja syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Meretoja syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Meretoja syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Meretoja syndrome.
Treatments for Meretoja syndrome: see treatments for Meretoja syndrome
Research for Meretoja syndrome: see research for Meretoja syndrome

Name and Aliases of Meretoja syndrome

Main name of condition: Meretoja syndrome

Other names or spellings for Meretoja syndrome:

Amyloidosis, hereditary, Finnish type, Familial amyloidosis, Finnish type, Gelsolin amyloidosis, Familial amyloid polyneuropathy, type 4, Amyloidosis V, Finland type amyloidosis, amyloid cranial neuropathy with lattice corneal dystrophy, Finnish type amyloidosis, Amyloidosis 5, Meretoja type amyloidosis, Amyloidosis due to mutant gelsolin, Lattice corneal dystrophy associated with familial systemic amyloidosis, Lattice dystrophy of the cornea with hereditary generalized amyloidosis

Lattice corneal dystrophy associated with familial systemic amyloidosis, Lattice dystrophy of the cornea with hereditary generalized amyloidosis, Lattice corneal dystrophy associated with familial systemic amyloidosis, Lattice dystrophy of the cornea with hereditary generalized amyloidosis
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Meretoja syndrome: Related Conditions

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