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Ehsanbahksh A, Chahkandy T, Khorashadizadeh N. A case report of Wolman disease in an Iranian neonate. J Birjand Univ Med Sci.. 2007; 14 (4) :9-15
URL: http://journal.bums.ac.ir/article-1-172-en.html

1- Assistant Professor , ar_ehsanbakhsh@bums.ac.ir
2- Assistant Professor
Abstract:   (46961 Views)
Wolman's disease is a rare fatal autosomal recessive hereditary disorder caused by a chromosomal abnormality called "lysosomal acid lipase enzyme" that leads to accumulation of triglycerides and cholesterol esters in different body tissues of neonates. There is another form of the disorder called Cholesterol Ester Storage Disease, which is a benign adult form of it. Diagnosis is based on clinical, laboratory, and radiographic imaging. Prenatal diagnosis of the disease is based on `enzyme decrease through culturing amniocytes or chorionic villi. So far, 50 cases of the disease have been reported in the world. In this article a case of this fatal disease in a neonate in Birjand, South Khorasan of Iran is reported.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2006/09/6 | Accepted: 2016/03/10 | Published: 2016/03/10

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