Zellweger's Syndrome

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Zellweger syndrome, also called cerebrohepatorenal syndrome is a rare, congenital disorder, characterized by the reduction or absence of functional peroxisomes in the cells of an individual. It is one of a family of disorders called leukodystrophies. Zellweger syndrome is named after Hans Zellweger, a former professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at the University of Iowa who researched this disorder.

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