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5 Facts you should know about

Cholesteryl ester storage disease

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Disorder of infancy with massive infiltration of the liver and spleen by macrophages filled with cholesteryl esters and triglycerides

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This disease occurs in the first few weeks of life

3

Calcium deposits in the adrenal glands cause them to harden

4

Bowel movements contain excess fat, which results in steatorrhea

5

Infants feed poorly, vomit, and have an enlarged spleen and liver

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