Causes of Refsum Disease
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What causes Refsum Disease?
Causes: Refsum Disease:
Accumulation of phytanic acid in body tissues.
Refsum disease is characterized by an accumulation of phytanic acid in the plasma and tissues. is a derivative of phytol, a component of chlorophyll.
(Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)
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