Neuropathy in familial amyloidosis , Finnish type (FAF): electrophysiological studies.

  title={Neuropathy in familial amyloidosis , Finnish type (FAF): electrophysiological studies.},
  author={S Kiuru and Anna Maria Sepp{\"a}l{\"a}inen},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  volume={17 3},
We report, for the first time, electrophysiological findings in the Finnish type of familial amyloidosis (FAF), a gelsolin-related form of systemic amyloidosis. Electromyography, nerve conduction studies, and blink reflex examinations were performed in 30 patients (age range 27-74 years). Cranial nerve involvement was detected in all, and peripheral nerve involvement in the majority of patients. Carpal tunnel syndrome was a characteristic feature of FAF, previously unrecognized. Myokymia-type… CONTINUE READING
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