Other Names for this Disease
- High density lipoprotein deficiency, type 1
- High density lipoprotein deficiency, Tangier type
- Alpha high density lipoprotein deficiency disease
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Tangier disease is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern, which means both copies of the gene in each cell have mutations. The parents of an individual with an autosomal recessive condition each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition.
Last updated: 8/19/2011
- Tangier disease. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2010; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/tangier-disease. Accessed 8/19/2011.