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Van Bogaert's disease: A rare inherited condition where cholesterol is deposited in the brain and other parts of the body. The disease is classified as a lipid storage disorder due to the abnormal deposition of cholesterol and cholestanol in various parts of the body - especially the brain, lungs and Achilles tendon. The condition is possibly highly underdiagnosed. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Van Bogaert's disease is available below.
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Prognosis for Van Bogaert's disease: The severity of the condition is very variable with some patients dying prematurely (during the 40's to 60's) if it is untreated. Death can occur as early as infancy in rare cases. Treatment can reduce the risk of complications and improve life spans. Early treatment can ensure a normal life expectancy.
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