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Medical Term:

disseminated lipogranulomatosis


Definition: a form of mucolipidosis that develops soon after birth because of a deficiency of ceramidase; characterized by swollen joints, subcutaneous nodules, lymphadenopathy, and accumulation in lysosomes of affected cells of PAS-positive lipid consisting of ceramide.

Synonym(s): Farber disease, Farber syndrome

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