Introduction: Refsum Disease


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Refsum Disease: Genetic disease affecting nerve and muscle control.

Refsum Disease: Refsum disease is one of a group of genetic disorders called the leukodystrophies that affect growth of the myelin sheath, the fatty coveringówhich acts as an insulatoróon nerve fibers in the brain. Refsum disease is characterized by the abnormal accumulation of phytanic acid in blood plasma and tissues. (Phytanic acid is not made in the human body; it comes from the dietódairy products, beef, lamb, and some seafood). 1

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

Treatments for Refsum Disease: Various information is available about treatments available for Refsum Disease, or research treatments for other diseases.

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1. excerpt from NINDS Refsum Disease Information Page: NINDS

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