Nature: A rare disease that usually manifests in the first year of life and produces (generally) a very rapid decline leading to death by two to three years of age.
Incidence: Niemann-Pick affects all segments of the population with cases reported from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. However a higher incidence of has been found in certain populations: Ashkenazi Jewish population (types A and B); French Canadian population of Nova Scotia (type D); Maghreb region (Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria) of North Africa (type B); Spanish-American population of southern New Mexico and Colorado (type C).
Problem Type: G: Very specific problems
Date of last update 04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST