Minor salivary gland biopsy is more effective than normal appearing skin biopsy for amyloid detection in systemic amyloidosis: A prospective monocentric study

Published: 1 August 2018
Author(s): Aude Lecadet, Claude Bachmeyer, David Buob, Alexandre Cez, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle
Issue: August 2018
Section: Letter to the Editor

The term “amyloidosis” encompasses a large group of diseases characterized by extracellular deposition of fibrillar proteins impairing organ function. Classification of amyloidosis relies on the nature of the protein and the deposition site. Systemic amyloidosis includes mainly immunoglobulin light chains (AL) amyloidosis, transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis, either wild-type or hereditary, and “reactive” amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis [1, 2].