Patrick Mercie

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OBJECTIVE Most cases of familial amyloid polyneuropathy are identified by molecular genetic analysis of the transthyretin (TTR) gene. However, it is not uncommon to find unexpected amyloid deposits marked by the anti-TTR serum in the endoneurium of aged patients. Light chain amyloid deposits may also be found in the endoneurium. During these past 5 years,(More)
TO THE EDITOR: Streptomyces spp. are aerobic, gram-positive bacteria of the order Actinomycetales, known for their ability to produce antimicrobial molecules such as streptomycin. Streptomyces spp., usually saprophytic to humans, can cause local cutaneous fistulized nodules known as actinomycetoma or mycetoma. Severe invasive infections have seldom been(More)
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