0

The full content of Annals is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Editorials |

Primary Familial Corneal Amyloidosis (Lattice Corneal Dystrophy)

GORDON K. KLINTWORTH, M.D., PH.D.
[+] Article and Author Information

Department of Pathology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, N. C.


Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(6):1288-1289. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-66-6-1288
Text Size: A A A
This excerpt has been provided in the absence of an abstract.

It is well established that amyloidosis may be a consequence of such disease processes as chronic sepsis, tuberculosis, myelomatosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and regional enteritis. In contrast to these secondary and more frequent instances of amyloidosis, amyloid deposition may occur in the absence of a recognizable cause. The latter cases tend to fall into a variety of distinctive syndromes according to the location of the deposits of amyloid. In recent years it has become apparent that many of these primary forms of amyloidosis are characterized by a genetic predisposition (1, 2).

Despite the fact that inherited forms of amyloidosis are of

...

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Comments

Submit a Comment
Submit a Comment

Summary for Patients

Clinical Slide Sets

Terms of Use

The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.

Toolkit

Buy Now

to gain full access to the content and tools.

Want to Subscribe?

Learn more about subscription options

Advertisement
Topic Collections
PubMed Articles
[Finnish amyloid polyneuropathy in a French patient]. Rev Neurol (Paris) 2006;162(10):997-1001.
Bilateral corneal perforation in familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2005;243(3):273-7.
Forgot your password?
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.
(Required)
(Required)