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Glossary for Meretoja syndrome

  • Amyloidosis: A rare group of metabolic disorders where a protein called amyloid accumulates in body organs and tissues where it can cause damage and is potentially fatal. Symptoms depend on the organs involved. There are numerous forms of the condition: primary amyloidosis, secondary amyloidosis, hemodialysis-associated amyloidosis and familial amyloidosis.
  • Cornea/lens symptoms: Symptoms affecting the cornea or lens of the eye
  • Facial palsy: A usually temporary facial nerve disorder where a part or all of the face becomes suddenly paralysed.
  • Familial amyloid polyneuropathy: A rare inherited condition where impaired nerve function is caused by amyloid deposits in peripheral nerves.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Kidney failure: Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin


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