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Van Bogaert's disease

Van Bogaert's disease: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Van Bogaert's disease is available below.

Symptoms of Van Bogaert's disease

Treatments for Van Bogaert's 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's disease: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Van Bogaert's disease:

  • Premature atherosclerosis
  • Frequent fractures due to brittle bones
  • Premature death (type of Death) - due to heart attack or stroke
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Causes of Van Bogaert's 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's disease

Prognosis for 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.

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

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