Hereditary amyloidosis

Evidence against early amyloid deposition

N. Harats, R. M. Worth, Merrill Benson

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Abstract

Twelve members of the Indiana hereditary amyloidosis type II kindred were tested for the presence of amyloid deposits. All were young adults (age 26-37), with no evidence of disease and with 1 affected parent. Six were found to be carriers of the variant gene, by DNA testing and/or reduced serum retinol-binding protein levels. Nevertheless, no amyloid could be found in any skin, rectal, or carpal tunnel biopsy specimens. Our results suggest that hereditary amyloidosis type II is a true late-onset disease, in which accumulation of amyloid does not start until late in life - perhaps only a short time before symptoms appear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1474-1476
Number of pages3
JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
Volume32
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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Hereditary amyloidosis : Evidence against early amyloid deposition. / Harats, N.; Worth, R. M.; Benson, Merrill.

In: Arthritis and Rheumatism, Vol. 32, No. 11, 1989, p. 1474-1476.

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Harats, N. ; Worth, R. M. ; Benson, Merrill. / Hereditary amyloidosis : Evidence against early amyloid deposition. In: Arthritis and Rheumatism. 1989 ; Vol. 32, No. 11. pp. 1474-1476.
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