Occupational and other risk factors for clinically overt familial amyloid polyneuropathy.

Amyloidosis is associated with the deposition of amyloid substance in various tissues of the body. In several forms of familial amyloid polyneuropathy, mutated transthyretin is the main fibril component. The disease is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait with onset in adult life, but few carriers develop symptoms. The aim of the present investigation… CONTINUE READING