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storage diseases

John Lackie

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199549351
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727948
storage diseases

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Diseases in which there is a deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme and undigested substrate for that enzyme accumulates within cells. The storage diseases are not immediately fatal, but within a few years some can cause serious neurological and skeletal disorders leading eventually to death. See the following diseases or syndromes: ...

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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