Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis

Common Name(s)

Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis, Cholestanol storage disease

Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis is a type of lipid storage disease. Symptoms of this condition include diarrhea in infants, cataracts in children, tendon xanthomas, and progressive neurologic dysfunction. It is caused by mutations in the CYP27A1 gene. Treatment may involve chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA), inhibitors of HMG-CoA reductase, and surgery to remove cataracts.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis" returned 108 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (a rare lipid storage disorder): a case report.
 

Author(s): Syed Mohd Razi, Abhinav Kumar Gupta, Deepak Chand Gupta, Manish Gutch, Keshav Kumar Gupta, Syeda Iqra Usman

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Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis is a very rare autosomal recessive lipid storage disorder affecting bile acid biosynthesis. It is manifested by subtle neurological and non-neurological symptoms due to abnormal tissue lipid deposition. Diagnosis is usually delayed but early diagnosis ...

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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Natural history of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis: a paediatric disease diagnosed in adulthood.
 

Author(s): Bertrand Degos, Yann Nadjar, Maria del Mar Amador, Foudil Lamari, Frédéric Sedel, Emmanuel Roze, Philippe Couvert, Fanny Mochel

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Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is among the few inherited neurometabolic disorders amenable to specific treatment. It is easily diagnosed using plasma cholestanol. We wished to delineate the natural history of the most common neurological and non-neurological symptoms in thirteen ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2016

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Novel cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis mutation causes familial early dementia in Colombia.
 

Author(s): Margarita Giraldo-Chica, Natalia Acosta-Baena, Lorena Urbano, Lina Velilla, Francisco Lopera, Nicolás Pineda

Journal: Biomedica. ;35(4):563-71.

 

Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis is an infrequent cause of dementia. It is an autosomal recessive disorder with clinical and molecular heterogeneity.

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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The terms "Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis: physiopathology, clinical manifestations and genetics].
 

Author(s): Yudith Preiss, José L Santos, Susan V Smalley, Alberto Maiz

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2014 May;142(5):616-22.

 

Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare autosomal recessive disease, caused by genetic deficiency of the 27-hydroxylase enzyme (encoded by CYP27A1). It plays a key role in cholesterol metabolism, especially in bile acid synthesis and in the 25-hydroxylation of vitamin D3 in ...

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2014

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Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis: a comprehensive review of pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management.
 

Author(s): Shuke Nie, Guiqin Chen, Xuebing Cao, Yunjian Zhang

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Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) OMIM#213700 is a rare autosomal-recessive lipid storage disease caused by mutations in the CYP27A1 gene; this gene codes for the mitochondrial enzyme sterol 27-hydroxylase, which is involved in bile acid synthesis. The CYP27A1 gene is located on ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015

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Psychiatric manifestations in cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis.
 

Author(s): M J Fraidakis

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Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is a rare and severe, but treatable, inborn disorder of bile acid biosynthesis and sterol storage with autosomal recessive inheritance and variable clinical presentation. CTX treatment consists of chenodeoxycholic acid and must be started as early ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX) Prevalence Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis (CTX)

 

Last Updated: 23 Sep 2016

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