Mohsen Mahloudji, M.B., Ch.B.; Victor A. McKusick, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In a survey of neurologic disorders in Washington County, Md., eight presumably unrelated kindreds with peripheral neuropathy were discovered. This disorder has been shown to be familial amyloidosis of the so-called Indiana type to distinguish it from other forms of genetic amyloidosis such as the Andrade type and that of familial Mediterranean fever. Six of the kindreds have been traced to one ancestral couple. Although all are descended from early German immigrants, a common ancestor has not yet been identified. Over 70 affected persons are known. Thirty have been examined; reliable information is available on the others. Amyloidosis has been
Mahloudji M, McKusick VA. Hereditary Amyloidosis, Indiana Type.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1029–1030. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1029_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1029-1030.
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