Niemann-pick types a/b


What health problems should I look for in Niemann-Pick disease type B?

Health problems associated with Niemann-Pick disease type B include:

  • Enlarged liver and spleen (hepatosplenomegaly)
  • Frequent lung infections
  • Decreased number of platelets in the blood (thrombocytopenia). Platelets are the blood cells that help blood clot when you are cut or injured.
  • High levels of fats in the blood
  • Bone problems, including short stature and late mineralizationof the bones (delayed bone age)
  • Neurological (nervous system) problems (in about 1/3 of people)

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