Nerve Function Drop Predicts FAP 2 Years Out for Val30Met Carriers

Nerve Function Drop Predicts FAP 2 Years Out for Val30Met Carriers

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Nerve Function Drop Predicts FAP 2 Years Out for Val30Met Carriers

An annual decline in sensory nerve function — one greater than 25% — occurs as long as two years before the onset of familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) in people carrying Val30Met, the most common disease-causing mutation in FAP, a study shows. Such drops in function, as measured by non-invasive nerve conduction tests, highlight sensory nerve function damage and thus can serve as a potential early predictor of FAP symptom onset, the researchers said. These findings…

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