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Treatments for Refsum Disease

Treatment List for Refsum Disease

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Refsum Disease includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

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Discussion of treatments for Refsum Disease:

Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology (Excerpt)

Our bodies can not synthesize phytanic acid: we have to obtain all of it from our food. Therefore, prolonged treatment with a diet deficient in phytanic acid can be beneficial. (Source: Genes and Disease by the National Center for Biotechnology)

NINDS Refsum Disease Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Treatment for Refsum disease includes restricting foods that contain phytanic acid. Plasmapheresis (the removal and reinfusion of blood plasma) may also be required. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Refsum Disease Information Page: NINDS)

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