Ultrastructural findings in skin from patients with Niemann-Pick disease, type C.


Niemann-Pick disease, type C is a lysosomal storage disease characterized by hepatosplenomegaly, the presence of foam cells in the reticuloendothelial system, and gradual motor and cognitive decline leading to death. Over 90% of patients demonstrated a defect of cholesterol esterification in cultured fibroblasts. This finding allows a reliable biochemical… (More)