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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Roukoz A. Karam, M.D.[2]

Overview

The optimal therapy for familial amyloidosis is preventing further organ damage and correcting the effects of organ failure. The mainstay of treatment for TTR amyloidosis is liver transplant. We may also use tafamidis, patisiran, Inoteresen, diflunisal, and epigallocathechin-3-gallate.

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References

  1. Bulawa CE, Connelly S, Devit M, Wang L, Weigel C, Fleming JA; et al. (2012). "Tafamidis, a potent and selective transthyretin kinetic stabilizer that inhibits the amyloid cascade". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 109 (24): 9629–34. doi:10.1073/pnas.1121005109. PMC 3386102. PMID 22645360.
  2. Maurer MS, Schwartz JH, Gundapaneni B, Elliott PM, Merlini G, Waddington-Cruz M; et al. (2018). "Tafamidis Treatment for Patients with Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy". N Engl J Med. 379 (11): 1007–1016. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1805689. PMID 30145929.
  3. Benson MD, Waddington-Cruz M, Berk JL, Polydefkis M, Dyck PJ, Wang AK; et al. (2018). "Inotersen Treatment for Patients with Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis". N Engl J Med. 379 (1): 22–31. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1716793. PMID 29972757.
  4. Ferreira N, Cardoso I, Domingues MR, Vitorino R, Bastos M, Bai G; et al. (2009). "Binding of epigallocatechin-3-gallate to transthyretin modulates its amyloidogenicity". FEBS Lett. 583 (22): 3569–76. doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2009.10.062. PMID 19861125.

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