volume 217, issue 4, P475-485 1977
DOI: 10.1007/bf00464469
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Abstract: The report deals with the first three cases of Tangier disease (Hypo-alpha-Lipoproteinaemia) observed in Germany. This rare metabolic disorder is distinguished by a diminution of HDL-Lipoproteins in serum and a lipid storage in histiocytes. The prominent symptom is the orange yellow discolouration of hyperplastic tonsills and adenoids; further symptoms of the disease generally are various, the development is little typical. The morphological substrat of the deranged fat metabolism is cholesteryl ester storage …

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