"Tangier Disease" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An autosomal recessively inherited disorder caused by mutation of ATP-BINDING CASSETTE TRANSPORTERS involved in cellular cholesterol removal (reverse-cholesterol transport). It is characterized by near absence of ALPHA-LIPOPROTEINS (high-density lipoproteins) in blood. The massive tissue deposition of cholesterol esters results in HEPATOMEGALY; SPLENOMEGALY; RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA; large orange tonsils; and often sensory POLYNEUROPATHY. The disorder was first found among inhabitants of Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay, MD.
- Tangier Disease
- High Density Lipoprotein Deficiency, Type 1
- High-Density Lipoprotein Deficiency, Tangier Type
- High Density Lipoprotein Deficiency, Tangier Type
- Alpha High Density Lipoprotein Deficiency Disease
- Cholesterol Thesaurismosis
- Cholesterol Thesaurismoses
- Thesaurismoses, Cholesterol
- Thesaurismosis, Cholesterol
- High-Density Lipoprotein Deficiency, Type I
- High Density Lipoprotein Deficiency, Type I
Tangier Disease Neuropathy
- Tangier Disease Neuropathy
- Neuropathy of Tangier Disease
- Tangier Hereditary Neuropathy
- A-alphalipoprotein Neuropathy
- A-alphalipoprotein Neuropathies
- Neuropathies, A-alphalipoprotein
- Neuropathy, A-alphalipoprotein
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