Which innovative medications have been developed for the treatment of amyloidosis?

Updated: May 09, 2019
  • Author: Robert O Holmes, Jr, DO; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Other innovative medicines have been developed to block hepatic production of both mutant and wild type TTR (noxious in late-onset forms of NAH after age 50 y), and to remove amyloid deposits (monoclonal anti-SAP). [109] Clinical trials should first include patients with late-onset FAP or non-met30 TTR familial amyloid polyneuropathy who are less responsive to LT7 and patients in whom tafamidis is ineffective or inappropriate. Initial and periodic cardiac assessment is necessary, as cardiac impairment is inevitable and largely responsible for mortality. Symptomatic treatment is crucial to improve these patients' quality of life.


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