The Zellweger Syndrome is a part of the group of diseases known as peroxisome biogenesis disorders (PBD). This disorders are a result of a defect in any one of the 13 PEX genes present in the body. The disorders occur because of defective lipid metabolism, and are responsible for various symptoms like enlarged liver, wide-set eyes, neurological problems, high forehead, cognitive underdevelopment and seizures. This syndrome does not have any cure, neither does it have a specific treatment. This is mainly because the neurological and cognitive defects occur during fetal development, making it difficult for doctors to find out a cure.
HOW IS ZELLWEGER SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Death caused by this condition generally occurs due to liver failure or respiratory distress.