LAL-D (Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency)
LAL-D is a rare, genetic, progressive condition in which infants, children, and adults have an uncontrolled buildup of fatty material (cholesteryl esters and triglycerides) in their cells. This buildup can cause ongoing damage to their organs.
LAL-D is diagnosed in people of all ages, from infancy to adulthood. When seen in infants, LAL-D is considered a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment and can worsen very quickly. When seen in children and adults, LAL-D is progressive and, if left untreated, can lead to serious health problems that can occur at any time without warning.
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