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Van Bogaert disease

Van Bogaert disease: Introduction

Van Bogaert disease: A rare inherited condition where cholesterol is deposited in the brain and other parts of the body. The disease is classified as a lipid storage disorder due to the abnormal deposition of cholesterol and cholestanol in various parts of the body - especially the brain, lungs and Achilles tendon. The condition is possibly highly underdiagnosed. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Van Bogaert disease is available below.

Symptoms of Van Bogaert disease

Treatments for Van Bogaert disease

  • Dietary changes: limit intake of foods containing cholestanol (butter, egg yolk and cheddar cheese)
  • Medication: Administration of cholic acid, chenodeoxycholic acid; HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors may be needed in more difficult cases
  • Cataracts may also require treatment
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Van Bogaert disease: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Van Bogaert disease:

  • Premature atherosclerosis
  • Frequent fractures due to brittle bones
  • Premature death (type of Death) - due to heart attack or stroke
  • more complications...»

Causes of Van Bogaert disease

  • The genetic condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner
  • The condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner
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Prognosis for Van Bogaert disease

Prognosis for Van Bogaert disease: The severity of the condition is very variable with some patients dying prematurely (during the 40's to 60's) if it is untreated. Death can occur as early as infancy in rare cases. Treatment can reduce the risk of complications and improve life spans. Early treatment can ensure a normal life expectancy.

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Definitions of Van Bogaert disease:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Van Bogaert disease as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Van Bogaert disease

  1. Van Bogaert disease: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Complications
  6. Prognosis

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