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Infantile Refsum disease

Disease definition

Infantile Refsum disease (IRD) is the mildest variant of the peroxisome biogenesis disorders, Zellweger syndrome spectrum (PBD- ZSS; see this term), characterized by hypotonia, retinitis pigmentosa, developmental delay, sensorineural hearing loss and liver dysfunction. Phenotypic overlap is seen between IRD and neonatal adrenoleukodystrophy (NALD) (see this term).


Classification level: Disorder

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