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What issues can ASMD cause in the bones and bone marrow?

Acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD) can lead to swollen cells in the bones, which can make them weaker. This means they’re easier to break with a fall or injury. Swollen cells in the bone marrow can stop it from making enough new blood cells. This can make people feel tired, and they might get nosebleeds and bruises.

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