lipid storage disease


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lipid storage disease

[′lip·əd ‚stȯr·ij di‚zēz]
(medicine)
Any of various rare diseases characterized by the accumulation of large histiocytes containing lipids throughout reticuloendothelial tissues; examples are Goucher's disease, Niemann-Pick disease, and amaurotic familial idiocy.
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In conclusion, although CDS is a rare lipid storage disease, it should always be a consideration in patients with congenital ichthyosis, especially those with extracutaneous symptoms or signs.
The traditional view that atherosclerosis is simply a lipid storage disease has recently been challenged by evidence that inflammation plays a central role in all stages of atherosclerosis.
The E3/E3[DELTA]149Leu mutation negatively affects apoE function, and carriers develop signs and symptoms of a lipid storage disease.