Introduction: Zellweger Syndrome


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Zellweger Syndrome: Rare congenital disorder of kidneys, liver and brain.

Zellweger Syndrome: Zellweger syndrome is a rare, congenital (present at birth) disorder characterized by the reduction or absence of peroxisomes (cell structures that rid the body of toxic substances) in the cells of the liver, kidneys, and brain. Zellweger syndrome is one of a group of genetic disorders called peroxisomal diseases that affect brain development and the growth of the myelin sheath, the fatty covering—which acts as an insulator—on nerve fibers in the brain. 1

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1. excerpt from NINDS Zellweger Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

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