Other Names for this Disease
- Cerebrohepatorenal syndrome
- Zellweger leukodystrophy
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There is currently no cure or effective treatment for Zellweger syndrome. Management is supportive and based on the signs and symptoms present in each person. For example, infants with feeding issues may require placement of a feeding tube to ensure proper intake of calories. Care is usually handled by a team of specialists that may include pediatricians, neurologists, surgeons, audiologists (treat hearing problems), ophthalmologists (treat vision problems), and orthopedists (treat skeletal abnormalities).
Last updated: 12/7/2014
- Zellweger Spectrum Disorders. NORD. September 15, 2008; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/363/viewAbstract.
- Steven J Steinberg, PhD, Gerald V Raymond, MD, Nancy E Braverman, MS, MD, and Ann B Moser, BA. Peroxisome Biogenesis Disorders, Zellweger Syndrome Spectrum. GeneReviews. May 2012; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1448/.
- NINDS Zellweger Syndrome Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. October 2012; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/zellweger/zellweger.htm.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions. Click on the link to view the article on this topic.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Zellweger syndrome. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.