Basic Summary for Zellweger Syndrome


Main name of condition: Zellweger Syndrome

What is Zellweger Syndrome?
  Brief description of Zellweger Syndrome: Rare congenital disorder of kidneys, liver and brain.
  Parent types of Zellweger Syndrome: Congenital conditions, Peroxisomal diseases, Kidney conditions, Liver conditions, Chronic liver disease, Brain conditions
  Organs Affected by Zellweger Syndrome: kidneys, liver, brain
How many people get Zellweger Syndrome?
  Prevalance of Zellweger Syndrome: rare
How serious is Zellweger Syndrome?
  Prognosis of Zellweger Syndrome: Poor. Death common within 6 months.
  Prognosis of Zellweger Syndrome: The prognosis for individuals with Zellweger syndrome is poor. Death usually occurs within 6 months after onset, and may be caused by respiratory distress, gastrointestinal bleeding, or liver failure. 1
What causes Zellweger Syndrome?
  Cause of Zellweger Syndrome: Absence or reduction in peroxisomes.
  Class of Condition for Zellweger Syndrome: congen.defect
What are the symptoms of Zellweger Syndrome?
  Symptoms of Zellweger Syndrome: see symptoms of Zellweger Syndrome
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Zellweger Syndrome: see treatments for Zellweger Syndrome

1. excerpt from NINDS Zellweger Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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