: The limited available data regarding the prevalence of transthyretin amyloidosis, both for wild-type (ATTRwt) and hereditary form (ATTRv), is inferred from highly selected patients and subsequent extrapolations that limit the comprehension of the clinical disease impact. The Tuscan healthcare system in 2006 developed a web-based rare disease registry, to monitor and profile patients affected by rare diseases. Clinicians belonging to regional validated healthcare data centres can register patients at the diagnosis, with a rigorous approach and distinguishing the types of amyloidosis, i.e., ATTRwt versus ATTRv. Thanks to this data collection method, available from July 2006 and extended with electronic therapy plans related to a diagnosis since May 2017, we analysed prevalence and incidence of ATTR and its subtypes. On November 30th 2022, ATTRwt prevalence in Tuscany is 90.3 per 1,000,000 persons and ATTRv prevalence is 9.5 per 1,000,000 persons, whereas the annual incidence ranges from 14.4 to 26.7 per 1,000,000 persons and from 0.8 to 2.7 per 1,000,000 persons, respectively. The male gender is predominant in both forms. All except one patient showed evidence of cardiomyopathy. This epidemiological data requires attention, not only to increase the effort for the clinical management and earlier diagnosis, but also to underline the need for the disease-specific treatments.

Prevalence of transthyretin-related amyloidosis in Tuscany: Data from the regional population-based registry

Del Franco, Annamaria;Vergaro, Giuseppe;Olivotto, Iacopo;Emdin, Michele;
2023-01-01

Abstract

: The limited available data regarding the prevalence of transthyretin amyloidosis, both for wild-type (ATTRwt) and hereditary form (ATTRv), is inferred from highly selected patients and subsequent extrapolations that limit the comprehension of the clinical disease impact. The Tuscan healthcare system in 2006 developed a web-based rare disease registry, to monitor and profile patients affected by rare diseases. Clinicians belonging to regional validated healthcare data centres can register patients at the diagnosis, with a rigorous approach and distinguishing the types of amyloidosis, i.e., ATTRwt versus ATTRv. Thanks to this data collection method, available from July 2006 and extended with electronic therapy plans related to a diagnosis since May 2017, we analysed prevalence and incidence of ATTR and its subtypes. On November 30th 2022, ATTRwt prevalence in Tuscany is 90.3 per 1,000,000 persons and ATTRv prevalence is 9.5 per 1,000,000 persons, whereas the annual incidence ranges from 14.4 to 26.7 per 1,000,000 persons and from 0.8 to 2.7 per 1,000,000 persons, respectively. The male gender is predominant in both forms. All except one patient showed evidence of cardiomyopathy. This epidemiological data requires attention, not only to increase the effort for the clinical management and earlier diagnosis, but also to underline the need for the disease-specific treatments.
2023
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