Limited benefits of presymptomatic cord blood transplantation in neurovisceral acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD) intermediate type.

Acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) deficient Niemann-Pick disease is a lysosomal storage disorder resulting from mutations in the SMPD1 gene. The clinical spectrum distinguishes a severe infantile neurological form (type A), a non-neurological visceral form (type B) and a rare intermediate neurovisceral form. We report the first case of presymptomatic cord blood… (More)