What is included in the long-term monitoring of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX)?

Updated: Jun 20, 2019
  • Author: Robert D Steiner, MD; Chief Editor: Maria Descartes, MD  more...
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The annual examination in patients with cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX) should consist of the following: [7]

  • Neurologic and neuropsychologic evaluation
  • Cholestanol plasma concentration assessment
  • Brain MRI in selected cases
  • Echocardiography when indicated
  • Bone mineral density assessment when indicated

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