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Hereditary gelsolin amyloidosis is a cutaneous condition inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.[1][2]

Hereditary gelsolin amyloidosis
Other namesGelsolin amyloidosis
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This condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner

The condition was first described in 1969, by the Finnish ophthalmologist Jouko Meretoja, and is also known as Familial amyloid neuropathy type IV, Meretoja syndrome, Hereditary amyloidosis, Finnish type.[3]

The disorder primarily associated with eye, skin and cranial nerve symptoms. It is a form of amyloidosis, where the amyloid complexes are formed from fragments of the protein gelsolin in the plasma, due to a mutation in the GSN gene (c.654G>A or c.654G>T).[4]

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. ^ Ghoshdastider U, Popp D, Burtnick LD, Robinson RC (2013). "The expanding superfamily of gelsolin homology domain proteins". Cytoskeleton. 70 (11): 775–95. doi:10.1002/cm.21149. PMID 24155256.
  3. ^ "Gelsolin amyloidosis".
  4. ^ "Gelsolin amyloidosis".

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