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What is Wolman syndrome?

What is Wolman syndrome?

  • Wolman syndrome: A form of lipoidosis where acid cholesteryl ester hydrolase deficiency causes an accumulation of lipids (particularly cholesterol esters and triglycerides) in tissues and organs.

Wolman syndrome: Introduction

Types of Wolman syndrome:

Broader types of Wolman syndrome:

Who gets Wolman syndrome?

Racial predominance for Wolman syndrome: Israel, Jews from Iraq, Jews from Iran

How serious is Wolman syndrome?

Prognosis of Wolman syndrome: death within months of birth

What causes Wolman syndrome?

Causes of Wolman syndrome: see causes of Wolman syndrome

What are the symptoms of Wolman syndrome?

Symptoms of Wolman syndrome: see symptoms of Wolman syndrome

Onset of Wolman syndrome: within weeks of birth

Can anyone else get Wolman syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Wolman syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Wolman syndrome

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Wolman syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Wolman syndrome.
Treatments for Wolman syndrome: see treatments for Wolman syndrome
Research for Wolman syndrome: see research for Wolman syndrome

Name and Aliases of Wolman syndrome

Main name of condition: Wolman syndrome

Other names or spellings for Wolman syndrome:

adrenal calcification, familial xanthomatosis, acid lipase deficiency (fatal form), Primary familial xanthomatosis with involvement and calcification of the adrenal glands

Wolman syndrome: Related Conditions

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