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Niemann-Pick disease type C

Synonym(s) -
Prevalence 1-9 / 100 000
Inheritance Autosomal recessive
Age of onset All ages
  • E75.2
  • C0220756
  • D052556
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Niemann-Pick disease type C (NP-C) is a lysosomal lipid storage disease (see this term) 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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