Biomarkers of earlier onset of symptoms identified for familial amyloid polyneuropathy

Takeaway

  • Loss of myelinated fibers and amyloid deposition in asymptomatic people are markers linked to earlier onset of symptoms in familial amyloid polyneuropathy.

Why this matters

    These findings contribute to our understanding of the disease-modifying agents in this condition and provides support for the need for peri-symptomatic diagnosis and earlier treatment.