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Wolman disease

Wolman disease: Introduction

Wolman disease: A rare inherited lipid storage disease. The condition usually results in death early in life. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Wolman disease is available below.

Symptoms of Wolman disease

Treatments for Wolman disease

  • There is no specific treatment other than symptomatic measures:
  • Adrenal hormones if adrenal glands fail
  • IV nutrition
  • Bone marrow transplant caused remission in one patient
  • Blood transfusions if anemia develops
  • more treatments...»

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Wolman disease: Deaths

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Wolman disease: Complications

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Causes of Wolman disease

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Disease Topics Related To Wolman disease

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Wolman disease

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Prognosis for Wolman disease

Prognosis for Wolman disease: There is no treatment and death usually occurs during the first year of life.

Research about Wolman disease

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Clinical Trials for Wolman disease

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Definitions of Wolman disease:

Severe infantile form of inherited lysosomal lipid storage disease due to deficiency of acid lipase; results in accumulation of neutral lipids, particularly cholesterol esters, within cells. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Wolman disease is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Wolman disease, or a subtype of Wolman disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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More information about Wolman disease

  1. Wolman disease: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Alternative Treatments
  6. Deaths
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis

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