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Familial progressive bilateral facial paralysis in Finnish type hereditary amyloidosis
  1. Paulo Victor Sgobbi de Souza,
  2. Thiago Bortholin,
  3. Fernando George Monteiro Naylor,
  4. Renan Braido Dias,
  5. Wladimir Bocca Vieira de Rezende Pinto,
  6. Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira
  1. Division of Neuromuscular Diseases, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paulo Victor Sgobbi de Souza, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo, Brazil. Rua Estado de Israel, 899; ZIP CODE: 04022-002. Vila Clementino, São Paulo SP, Brazil; pvsgobbi{at}

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A 60-year-old Brazilian man gave a 20-year history of progressive bilateral facial weakness. He was known to have lattice corneal dystrophy. His father, two paternal uncles and a son had similar neurological problems. His father was born in Portugal and his paternal grandmother was born in Finland. On examination, there was severe bilateral facial weakness (figure 1). Neurophysiology studies found bilateral axonal facial neuropathy but …

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  • Contributors Conception of the case report: PVSS, TB, WBVDRP. Organization: PVSS, TB. Execution: PVSS, TB, FGMN, RBD. Writing of the first draft: PVSS, TB, WBVDRP. Review and Critique: FGMN, RBD, WBVDRP, ASBO.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Comitê de Ética em Pesquisa - UNIFESP/HSP.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed. This paper was reviewed by Alex Rossor, London, UK.