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Causes of Refsum Disease

Refsum Disease: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Refsum Disease, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Refsum Disease:

Refsum Disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Refsum Disease: Review the cause informationfor the various types 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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As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Refsum Disease may be found in:


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