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What is an autosomal-recessive lipid storage disorder?

An autosomal-recessive lipid storage disorder means both parents have the gene responsible for the disease but do not express it themselves. If they have a child, the child will develop a lipid storage disorder if he or she receives both copies of the gene. Children of either gender can inherit the genes and develop a lipid storage disorder.

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Should I talk to my doctor about lipid storage disorders?
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Lipid storage disorders are hereditary, which means that they are passed from parents to children th...
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What is the rate of incidence for lipid storage disorders?
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In general, lipid storage disorders are uncommon. For example, the most common lipid storage disorde...
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How are lipid storage disorders passed genetically?
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Certain faulty genes that would normally help produce the enzymes that process lipids are responsibl...
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Can I develop a lipid storage disorder as an adult?
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Most lipid storage disorders begin to appear in early childhood. Because they are genetically inheri...
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