What is Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis – CTX? (Definition)
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis is a disorder or condition characterized by an abnormal storage of fats (lipids) throughout many areas of the body. People with this disorder are not able to break down certain lipids effectively, specifically different forms of cholesterol, causing these fats to accumulate in the body in the form of fatty yellow nodules called xanthomas. These xanthomas are most commonly found in the brain and tendons, which is reflected in the condition name.
People with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis often develop neurological problems in early adulthood that are thought to be caused by an abnormal accumulation of fats and an increasing number of xanthomas in the brain. These neurological problems include recurrent seizures (epilepsy), movement disorders, impaired speech (dysarthria), loss of sensation in the arms and legs (peripheral neuropathy), decline in intellectual function (dementia), hallucinations, and depression.
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