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Niemann-Pick Disease
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Niemann-Pick Disease
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:...
  • Autosomal recessive inheritance
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  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Family history of disorder
  • Ashkenazi Jew
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  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Test
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Niemann-Pick disease affects lipid metabolism, or the way fats, lipids, and cholesterol are stored in or removed from your body.
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