What is hATTR amyloidosis?
Hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis is a rare condition that affects an estimated 50,000 people worldwide.
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It’s part of a group of diseases called amyloidosis, which are caused by the buildup of amyloid deposits in the body. Each type of amyloidosis is caused by a different misfolded protein.
hATTR amyloidosis is one of multiple types of amyloidosis, including amyloid A (AA), wild-type ATTR amyloidosis, and amyloid light chain (AL). It's important to know which type of amyloidosis you have to determine the best plan of action.
hATTR amyloidosis can affect multiple parts of the body, including:
It’s more common in certain ethnicities
Although anyone can be at risk for this disease, it is more common for certain ethnicities, such as people of African American, Portuguese, Irish, Brazilian, French, Japanese, and Swedish descent.