Familial amyloidosis. A histopathological study.

  title={Familial amyloidosis. A histopathological study.},
  author={Akira Tanimura and Tae Hwan Cho and Yukito Shinohara and Takashi Yamaguchi and Atsuhiro Nakashima and Hideaki Okuzono and Shigeru Kurinami and Tohru Kitsu},
  journal={Acta pathologica japonica},
  volume={34 2},
Four autopsy cases of familial amyloidosis were reported. The ages of the patients ranged from 37 to 51 years consisting of 3 males and 1 female. They all complained of neurological symptoms. Histologically, amyloid deposition in familial amyloidosis was different in site and grade from that of other types of amyloidosis, showing heavy deposition in nervous and endocrine system but no differences were found referring to deposition in other tissues. Electronmicroscopically, the peripheral… CONTINUE READING