USMLE

Zellweger Syndrome

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Peroxisome
  1. Zellweger Syndrome
  2. Adrenoleukodystrophy
  3. Refsum Disease

Zellweger Syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by the lack of functional peroxisomes in cells.

It is an autosomal recessive disorder that is caused by a mutation in the PEX genes. Characteristic findings include hypotonia, hepatomegaly, seizures, and early death.

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