What is the prognosis of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX)?

Updated: Jun 20, 2019
  • Author: Robert D Steiner, MD; Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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If cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis is untreated, life expectancy is into the fifth and sixth decades; however, confirmed deaths have been reported as early as age 4 months. This is a progressive and terminal disease if left untreated. Treated patients may have a normal lifespan.


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