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Sural Nerve Biopsy in Familial Amyloidotic Polyneuropathy: A Morphological and Morphometric Polyneuropathy

  • A. Guimarães
  • A. Viana Pinheiro
  • Isabel Leite
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Abstract

During the past decades pathological studies were the most important diagnostic method for the pre-clinical stages of Familial Amyloidotic Poly-neuropathy, Type I Portuguese (Andrade) — FAP1.

Keywords

Amyloid Deposition Myelinated Fiber Asymptomatic Carrier Unmyelinated Fiber Sural Nerve Biopsy 
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References

  1. Andrade, C., 1952, A peculiar form of peripheral neuropathy — Familial atypical generalized amyloidosis with special involvement of peripheral nerves, Brain, 75: 408.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Saraiva M. J. M., Costa P. P., and Goodman, D. S., 1983, Studies on plasma transthyretin (prealbumin) in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy, Portuguese type, J. Lab. Clin. Med., 102: 590.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Guimarães
    • 1
    • 3
  • A. Viana Pinheiro
    • 2
  • Isabel Leite
    • 1
  1. 1.Serviço de NeurologiaHospital Geral de Santo AntónioPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Serviço de NeurofisiologiaHospital Geral de Santo AntónioPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel SalazarUniversidade do PortoPortugal

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