Problem

Zellweger syndrome

Nature:

Zellweger syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by the reduction or absence of functional peroxisomes in the cells of an individual. It is one of a family of disorders called Zellweger spectrum disorders which are leukodystrophies. Zellweger syndrome is named after Hans Zellweger (1909–1990), a Swiss-American pediatrician, a professor of pediatrics and genetics at the University of Iowa who researched this disorder.

Subject(s):
Medicine Pathology
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
25.08.1999 – 00:00 CEST