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What are peroxisomal disorders?

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Peroxisomes are tiny spaces filled with enzymes inside cells. If the enzymes don't work right, toxins can build up. Peroxisomal disorders include:

  • Zellweger syndrome (abnormal facial features, enlarged liver, and nerve damage in infants)
  • Adrenoleukodystrophy (symptoms of nerve damage can start in childhood or early adulthood.)

From: Inherited Metabolic Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Fleisher, G. Lippincott, Wilkins & Wilkins, 2006. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine,

Scriver, C. McGraw-Hill, 2001. Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease,

McMillan, J. , Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006. Oski's Pediatrics: Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 1, 2018

SOURCES:

Fleisher, G. Lippincott, Wilkins & Wilkins, 2006. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine,

Scriver, C. McGraw-Hill, 2001. Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease,

McMillan, J. , Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006. Oski's Pediatrics: Principles and Practice

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on November 1, 2018

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