Niemann-Pick disease type C

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Niemann-Pick disease type C

A rare lysosomal lipid storage disease characterized by variable clinical signs depending on the age of onset such as prolonged unexplained neonatal jaundice or cholestasis isolated unexplained splenomegaly and progressive often severe neurological symptoms such as cognitive decline cerebellar ataxia vertical supranuclear gaze palsy (VSPG) dysarthria dysphagia dystonia seizures gelastic cataplexy and psychiatric disorders.

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Advocacy Organizations

Emory Lysosomal Storage Disease Center

The Emory Lysosomal and Peroxisomal Storage Disease Center is devoted to remaining on the cutting edge of research and treatment providing comprehensive and compassionate care for all of our patients affected by lysosomal storage diseases.

Genetic Support Network of Victoria

The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.

Clinical Trials

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