Wolman Disease

Also known as Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency

This disease results from an inability to process low density lipoproteins, a type of cholesterol (the “bad cholesterol”). Children affected with Wolman disease appear normal at birth. They develop symptoms in infancy including failure to thrive, anemia, vomiting, and diarrhea. Death occurs early in life. Fatal in childhood. Physical impairment.

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