It is possible that the main title of the report Tangier Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- Alpha High-Density Lipoprotein Deficieny
- Familial High-Density Lipoprotein Deficiency
- High density lipoproteindeficiency, type 1 (HDLDT1)
- Familial Alpha-Lipoprotein Deficiency
- Tangier Disease Neuropathy
Tangier Disease is an inherited blood disorder involving decreased concentrations of fat compounds in the blood called high-density lipoproteins (sometimes called "good cholesterol"). Large amounts of these compounds may accumulate in certain organs of the body causing tissue discoloration. In later stages, these accumulations may cause organ enlargement and/or blood circulation problems.
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