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Primary Familial Corneal Amyloidosis (Lattice Corneal Dystrophy)

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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
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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


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