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Causes of Tangier disease

Causes of Tangier disease

Tangier disease is caused by an inherited mutation in the ABCA1 gene, which is involved in producing high-density lipoprotein (HDL, the 'good cholesterol'). Mutations in ABCA1 lead to reduced blood levels of HDL.

Tangier disease: Related Medical Conditions

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

Tangier disease: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Tangier disease: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Related information on causes of Tangier disease:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Tangier disease may be found in:


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