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Hereditary amyloidosis

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Hereditary amyloidosis --> familial amyloid neuropathy

(Science: neurology) a disorder in which various peripheral nerves are infiltrated with amyloid and their functions disturbed, an abnormal prealbumin is also formed and is present in the blood; characteristically, it begins during mid-life and is found largely in persons of portuguese descent. Other rare clinical types occur.

Inheritance: autosomal dominant.

Synonym: familial amyloidosis, hereditary amyloidosis.