Cholesteryl ester storage disease
Other Names for this Disease
- Cholesterol ester hydrolase deficiency
- Cholesterol ester storage disease
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cirrhosis and liver failure occurring in some patients. Individuals with this condition also exhibit the accumulation of fatty deposits on the artery walls (atherosclerosis) which can narrow the arteries and increase the risk for heart attack or stroke. Cholesteryl ester storage disease is caused by mutations in the LIPA gene. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. Individuals with this condition may benefit from a low cholesterol diet. Enzyme replacement therapy is currently being studied.Cholesteryl ester storage disease is an inherited condition caused by the accumulation of harmful amounts of fats and cholesterol in cells and tissues throughout the body. The liver is most severely affected with
Last updated: 7/14/2015
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