Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 12

Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy - A Family Case

Fan Yang1,2, Tan Juan1,2, Wang Xiao-Ming1,2 and Zhang Xiao-Dong2*

1Department of Neurology, The Affiliated Hospital of North Sichuan Medical, Sichuan, China
2Institute of Neurology, North Sichuan Medical College, Sichuan, China

*Corresponding Author: Zhang Xiao-Dong, Institute of Neurology, North Sichuan Medical College, Sichuan, China.

Received: October 28, 2021; Published: November 30, 2021


Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP) is a relatively rare hereditary amyloidosis, which is an autosomal dominant genetic disease. It is a progressively worsening neurological disease with sensory, motor and autonomic neuropathy as the main manifestations. Patients often have obvious autonomic nervous function, heart, and eye involvement. It is rarer that the disease is manifested by pure peripheral nerve damage. This article reports a case of FAP with pure peripheral nerve damage to the family, in order to improve the neurologist's understanding of the disease.

Keywords: Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy; Electroneuromyogram; Peripheral Neuropathy; Transthyretin Gene


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Citation: Zhang Xiao-Dong., et al. “Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy - A Family Case”. Acta Scientific Neurology 4.12 (2021): 66-69.


Copyright: © 2021 Zhang Xiao-Dong., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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