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Tangier Disease

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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

  • No subdivisions found.

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

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