Niemann-Pick disease refers to a group of diseases passed down through families (inherited) in which fatty substances called lipids collect in the cells of the spleen, liver, and brain. There are four most commonly recognized forms of the disease:...
- Genetic Predisposition to Disease
- Family history of disorder
- Ashkenazi Jew
Niemann-Pick disease affects lipid metabolism, or the way fats, lipids, and cholesterol are stored in or removed from your body.