Wolman disease

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A severe form of lysosomal acid lipase deficiency characterized by rapidly progressive lipid accumulation in organs and tissues that presents in the neonatal or infantile period with massive hepatosplenomegaly liver failure diarrhea/steatorrhea and vomiting.

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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.

MPS Society

The MPS Society supports families through difficult times and helps people living with rare diseases to live their lives to the full. Founded in 1982 and led by people directly affected by these diseases, we are the only registered charity in the UK which focusses on MPS (Mucopolysaccharide), Fabry and related conditions, a group of 27 rare, life-limiting genetic diseases.

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