Rare diseases

What is familial amyloid polyneuropathy?

Familial amyloid polyneuropathy, also called transthyretin-related hereditary amyloidosis, transthyretin amyloidosis abbreviated also as ATTR (hereditary form), or Corino de Andrade’s disease is a severe neurodegenerative genetic disease. It is rare, with an estimated 8,000 people affected worldwide. Foci of familial amyloid polyneuropathy The first cases were detected in northern Portugal in the 16th century. It was called “the foot disease”,

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Intellectual disability: what is it, types, causes and diagnosis?

What is intellectual disability? Intellectual disability (ID) is the result of a disturbance in human development that appears before the age of 18. It is characterised by a significant limitation in intellectual functioning and adaptive behaviour. In other words, the concept encompasses people whose cognitive resources are often less than expected for their chronological age. What types of intellectual disabilities

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