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What is Van Bogaert's disease?

What is Van Bogaert's disease?

  • Van Bogaert's 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.

Van Bogaert's disease: Introduction

Types of Van Bogaert's disease:

Broader types of Van Bogaert's disease:

Who gets Van Bogaert's disease?

Racial predominance for Van Bogaert's disease: Moroccan Jews

How serious is Van Bogaert's disease?

Prognosis of Van Bogaert's 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.
Complications of Van Bogaert's disease: see complications of Van Bogaert's disease

What causes Van Bogaert's disease?

Causes of Van Bogaert's disease: see causes of Van Bogaert's disease

What are the symptoms of Van Bogaert's disease?

Symptoms of Van Bogaert's disease: see symptoms of Van Bogaert's disease

Complications of Van Bogaert's disease: see complications of Van Bogaert's disease

Onset of Van Bogaert's disease: Symptoms can develop at any age from infancy.

Can anyone else get Van Bogaert's disease?

Inheritance: see inheritance of Van Bogaert's disease

How is it treated?

Treatments for Van Bogaert's disease: see treatments for Van Bogaert's disease

Name of Van Bogaert's disease

Main name of condition: Van Bogaert's disease

 

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