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Other Names for this Disease
- FADH deficiency
- FALDH deficiency
- FAO deficiency
- Fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency
- Ichthyosis, spastic neurologic disorder, and oligophrenia
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Sjogren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) is an inborn error of lipid metabolism, characterized by congenital ichthyosis (dry, scaly skin), mental retardation, and spasticity (stiffness and involuntary muscle spasms). The syndrome is caused by mutations in the gene called FADH (fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase) and is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion. Treatment is symptomatic.
- Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome. United Leukodystrophy Foundation. http://ulf.org/sjogren-larsson-syndrome. Accessed September 21, 2012.
- Rizzo WB. Sjogren-Larsson Syndrome: Molecular Genetics and Biochemical Pathogenesis of Fatty Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency. Mol Genet Metab. September 22, 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1933507/?tool=pubmed. Accessed September 21, 2012.
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- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Sjogren-Larsson syndrome. Click on the link to go to GHR and review the information.
- DermNetNZ provides information on ichthyosis in general. DermNetNZ is an online resource about skin diseases developed by the New Zealand Dermatological Society Incorporated.
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- The The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Sjogren-Larsson syndrome. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.