Clinicopathological Studies on Nephropathy of Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy in Japan
In Japan, Araki et al.1 first reported patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) in Kumamoto Prefecture where is one Japanese focus of the disease, and showed their clinical features identical to those of Portuguese FAP (Type I) first described by Andrade2. There is another focus of Japanese FAP in Nagano Prefecture reported by Kito et al3.
KeywordsAmyloid Fibril Heavy Proteinuria Chronic Pyelonephritis Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy Familial Amyloidotic Polyneuropathy
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