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Do lipid storage disorders affect children differently than adults?

Because they are genetically inherited, lipid storage disorders are present from birth. This means that in most cases their symptoms, side effects, and complications appear during childhood. Many lipid storage disorders drastically decrease life expectancy, and for this reason children deal with lipid storage disorders much more than adults. However, there are types of lipid storage disorders that do not appear until adulthood like cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, which often does not produce disabling symptoms until after the age of 30.

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What is the duration of a lipid storage disorder?
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Where can I go for support for a lipid storage disorder?
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What is the rate of incidence for lipid storage disorders?
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Do lipid storage disorders run in families?
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