What is hATTR amyloidosis?
Hereditary ATTR (hATTR) amyloidosis is a rare condition that affects an estimated 50,000 people worldwide.
hATTR amyloidosis is one of a group of diseases that is caused by a 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, 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, Brazilian, French, Irish, Japanese, Portuguese, and Swedish descent.
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A Closer Look at hATTR Amyloidosis
A brochure to learn more about hATTR amyloidosis
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An Alnylam Patient Education Liaison (PEL) can answer questions about this disease