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What is Transthyretin amyloidosis?

What is Transthyretin amyloidosis?

  • Transthyretin amyloidosis: Amyloidosis is a rare group of metabolic disorders where a protein called amyloid accumulates in body organs and tissues where it can cause damage. In the transthyretin form, the amyloid protein consists of transthretin. The condition is characterized by slo-progressing peripheral sensorimotor and autonomic neuropathy, kidney disease and heart disease. Abnormal amyloid deposits may also occur in the eyes and central nervous system. There are a number of subtypes of the disorder: familial oculoleptomeningeal amyloidosis, familial amyloid polyneuropathy and familial amyloid cardiomypathy as well as others. Neuropathic symptoms tend to start in the legs. Symptoms may vary depending on which parts of the body are affected.

Transthyretin amyloidosis: Introduction

Types of Transthyretin amyloidosis:

Broader types of Transthyretin amyloidosis:

What causes Transthyretin amyloidosis?

Causes of Transthyretin amyloidosis: see causes of Transthyretin amyloidosis

What are the symptoms of Transthyretin amyloidosis?

Symptoms of Transthyretin amyloidosis: see symptoms of Transthyretin amyloidosis

Onset of Transthyretin amyloidosis: usually 3rd or 4th decade

Transthyretin amyloidosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Transthyretin amyloidosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Transthyretin amyloidosis.

How is it treated?

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

Name of Transthyretin amyloidosis

Main name of condition: Transthyretin amyloidosis


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