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What are the different types of acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD)?

Acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD) is also known as Niemann Pick disease types A and B. ASMD is rare and includes different forms: a fast one (acute) that affects babies and very young children; and a slower one (chronic) that affects children, teenagers, and adults.

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