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Tangier Disease


Synonyms of Tangier Disease
  • Alpha High-Density Lipoprotein Deficieny
  • Alphalipoproteinemia
  • Analphalipoproteinemia
  • Familial Alpha-Lipoprotein Deficiency
  • Familial Alpha-Lipoprotein Deficiency
  • Familial High-Density Lipoprotein Deficiency
  • High density lipoproteindeficiency, type 1 (HDLDT1)
  • Tangier Disease Neuropathy

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Tangier Disease is an inherited blood disorder involving decreased concentrations of fat compounds in the blood called high-density lipoproteins (sometimes called good cholesterol). Large amounts of these compounds may accumulate in certain organs of the body causing tissue discoloration. In later stages, these accumulations may cause organ enlargement and/or blood circulation problems.

    Organizations related to Tangier Disease
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.
      2001 Beacon Street
      Brighton MA 02135
      Phone #: 617-277-4463
      800 #: 800-906-8723
      e-mail: info@ntsad.org
      Home page: http://www.NTSAD.org



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