ATTR amyloidosis

ATTR amyloidosis
the most common form of hereditary amyloidosis, in which any of numerous mutations of the TTR gene (locus: 18q11.2-q12.1), which encodes transthyretin, cause systemic autosomal dominant disorders characterized by polyneuropathies, cardiomyopathies, and variable organ involvement. See also familial amyloid polyneuropathy, under polyneuropathy. Called also transthyretin and TTR a.

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