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Lipid storage condition

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Lipid storage condition

A group of inherited metabolic disorders in which harmful amounts of fatty materials called lipids accumulate in some of the body’s cells and tissues. People with these disorders either do not produce enough of one of the enzymes needed to metabolize lipids or they produce enzymes that do not work properly.

Over time, this excessive storage of fats can cause permanent cellular and tissue damage, particularly in the brain, peripheral nervous system, liver, spleen, and bone marrow.

Definition from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Lipid storage disease fact sheet

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