Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease (CESD)

Posted 5 months ago by Wales Gene Park

Brief Summary This is an observational, multi-center, international disease registry designed to collect longitudinal data and create a knowledge base that will be utilized to improve the care and treatment of patients with LAL Deficiency. Participation in the Registry by both physicians and patients is voluntary. Detailed Description Lysosomal Acid Lipase (LAL) Deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive lysosomal storage disorder (LSD) that is caused by a marked decrease of lysosomal acid lipase (LAL), the enzyme that breaks down cholesteryl esters and triglycerides in the lysosomes. Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency presenting in infants (historically called Wolman Disease) is a medical emergency with rapid disease progression over a period of weeks that is typically fatal within the first 6 months of life. More commonly, LAL Deficiency presents in children and adults and this presentation has been historically called Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease (CESD). In general, data on the prevalence of LAL...

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