Wolman disease

Case contributed by Dr Sinéad Culleton

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Wolman disease, query LRTI?

Patient Data

Age: 2 years
X-ray

The adrenal glands are calcified and enlarged bilaterally in keeping with Wolman disease.

Case Discussion

The adrenal glands are calcified and enlarged bilaterally in keeping with Wolman's disease.

Wolman disease is a rare metabolic disease, characterized by lipid deposition within multiple organs. In the adrenal glands, accumulation of fatty acids and cholesterol leads to enlargement and eventual calcification.

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Case information

rID: 45396
Published: 24th May 2016
Last edited: 12th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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