How is cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) treated?

Updated: Jun 20, 2019
  • Author: Robert D Steiner, MD; Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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Early diagnosis of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) is imperative because it is a treatable disease. This early diagnosis depends on recognition of early signs and symptoms, specifically the combination of diarrhea and cataracts along with personal or family history of infantile hepatitis, prolonged jaundice, or early infantile death.


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