lipoid storage disease


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Related to lipoid storage disease: Gaucher disease

lipoid storage disease

An older term for an aggregate of disparate diseases—Gaucher's disease, Hand-Schūller-Christian disease complex, Niemann-Pick disease, lipochondrodystrophy (gargoylism) and cerebral sphingolipidosis—which merely share the histologic appearance of “lipoid substance” accumulation in fixed cells of the reticuloendothelial system.