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Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous

Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous: Introduction

Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous: 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 Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous is available below.

Symptoms of Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous

Treatments for Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous

  • 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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Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous: Complications

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  • 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 Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous

  • 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 Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous

Prognosis for Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous: 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 Xanthomatosis cerebrotendinous:

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

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


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