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What is Niemann-Pick disease, type B?

What is Niemann-Pick disease, type B?

  • Niemann-Pick disease, type B: Niemann-Pick disease is an inherited metabolic disorder where lipids are not able to be metabolized adequately and hence build up and cause damage in various parts of the body such as the spleen, liver, lungs, bone marrow and brain. The different types of the disease are due to different genetic mutations. Type B is a chronic form of the condition with no neurological involvement and patients can survive into adulthood.

Niemann-Pick disease, type B: Introduction

Types of Niemann-Pick disease, type B:

Broader types of Niemann-Pick disease, type B:

How serious is Niemann-Pick disease, type B?

Prognosis of Niemann-Pick disease, type B: survival into adulthood is common

What causes Niemann-Pick disease, type B?

Causes of Niemann-Pick disease, type B: see causes of Niemann-Pick disease, type B

What are the symptoms of Niemann-Pick disease, type B?

Symptoms of Niemann-Pick disease, type B: see symptoms of Niemann-Pick disease, type B

Can anyone else get Niemann-Pick disease, type B?

More information: see contagiousness of Niemann-Pick disease, type B
Inheritance: see inheritance of Niemann-Pick disease, type B

Niemann-Pick disease, type B: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Niemann-Pick disease, type B.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Niemann-Pick disease, type B.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Niemann-Pick disease, type B: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Niemann-Pick disease, type B.
Treatments for Niemann-Pick disease, type B: see treatments for Niemann-Pick disease, type B
Research for Niemann-Pick disease, type B: see research for Niemann-Pick disease, type B

Name and Aliases of Niemann-Pick disease, type B

Main name of condition: Niemann-Pick disease, type B

Other names or spellings for Niemann-Pick disease, type B:

NPD type B

Niemann-Pick disease, type B: Related Conditions

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