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Familial perireticular amyloidosis in a Swedish family

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      Abstract

      A familial perireticular amyloidosis in a Swedish family, not of the Jewish race, is described. The systemic deposition of amyloid, manifested clinically as nephropathy, was the only finding at autopsy. The pathoanatomic findings were identical with those known to be characteristic of the amyloidosis of familial Mediterranean fever. The mode of inheritance in our family appears, however, to be dominant and the clinical syndrome differs somewhat from that of familial Mediterranean fever. It therefore appears probable that the condition in the family described constitutes a new entity of familial perireticular amyloidosis.
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