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If lichen amyloidosis is so rare, how could five members of my family have it?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Hereditary

It is rare but there is thought to be a familiar form of the disease that leads to the deposition of protein (amyloid) in families with the men2a gene (leading to risk for medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and hyperparathyroidism).

In brief: Hereditary

It is rare but there is thought to be a familiar form of the disease that leads to the deposition of protein (amyloid) in families with the men2a gene (leading to risk for medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and hyperparathyroidism).
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Genetics

About 10% report autosomal dominance inheritance, therefore there are genetic factors which appears to apply to your family.

In brief: Genetics

About 10% report autosomal dominance inheritance, therefore there are genetic factors which appears to apply to your family.
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