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Cholesteryl ester storage disease



Cholesteryl ester storage disease
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 E75.5
ICD-9 272.7
OMIM 278000
DiseasesDB 31220
MeSH D015217

Cholesteryl ester storage disease is an extremely rare disorder that results from storage of cholesteryl esters and triglycerides in cells in the blood and lymph and lymphoid tissue. Like Wolman disease, it is a type of acid lipase deficiency. Children develop an enlarged liver leading to cirrhosis and chronic liver failure before adulthood. Children may also have calcium deposits in the adrenal glands and may develop jaundice late in the disorder.

Additional recommended knowledge

There is no specific treatment for cholesteryl ester storage disease.

 
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