Niemann-Pick Type A

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What is Niemann-Pick Type A?

Niemann-Pick disease type A is an inherited condition that occurs in early infancy; it is characterized as a deficiency of the acid sphingomyelinase enzyme, which normally breaks down a fatty substance called sphingomyelin. The accumulation of sphingomyelin primarily occurs in the liver and spleen.

Common symptoms reported by people with Niemann-Pick Type A

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Treatments taken by people with Niemann-Pick Type A

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Compare treatments taken by people with Niemann-Pick Type A

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Who has Niemann-Pick Type A on PatientsLikeMe?


Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 0
Not Diagnosed 0

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