Peripheral neuropathies: Liver transplant improves long-term survival rates in individuals with familial amyloid polyneuropathy.
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Name: Nature reviews. Neurology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22430110
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrneurol.2012.45
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