Introduction: Infantile Refsum Disease


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Infantile Refsum Disease: Genetic disease affecting nerve and muscle control.

Infantile Refsum Disease: Infantile Refsum disease is a disorder characterized by the reduction or absence of peroxisomes (cell structures that rid the body of toxic substances) in the body and by the accumulation of phytanic acid in blood plasma and tissue. Infantile Refsum disease is one of a group of genetic disorders called the leukodystrophies that affect growth of the myelin sheath, the fatty covering -- which acts as an insulator -- on nerve fibers in the brain. 1

Researching symptoms of Infantile Refsum Disease: Further information about the symptoms of Infantile Refsum Disease is available including a list of symptoms of Infantile Refsum Disease, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

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1. excerpt from NINDS Infantile Refsum Disease Information Page: NINDS

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