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INFANTILE REFSUM DISEASE
Infantile Refsum disease is an inborn error in the way phytanic acid is processed or metabolised in the body. Children with this disorder would display poor muscle coordination, mental disabilities, abnormal facial features and hearing loss
HOW IS INFANTILE REFSUM DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Since infantile refsum disease is an inherited disorder prenatal screening that help to identify the alleles or genes that cause this disease can be conducted to prevent its occurrence.
HOW IS INFANTILE REFSUM DISEASE TREATED?
Treatment of Infantile Refsum Disease aims at following dietary restrictions that limit the consumption of diet that is rich in phytanic acid, like dairy products, beef, sea foods and lamb. In some cases the removal and reinfusion of blood plasma may be required
DID YOU KNOW?
There is a high risk of death here because of organic failures and similar complications though some infants are known to survive and sail through old age.