Richard Sibley

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  • FARBERS DISEASE - A FINE-STRUCTURAL STUDY ULTRASTRUCTURAL PATHOLOGY ABENOZA, P., Sibley, R. K. 1987; 11 (4): 397-403

    Abstract:

    A 1-week-old baby boy presented with hepatosplenomegaly, coarse facial features, and cloudy corneas. A metabolic storage disease was considered and he underwent cutaneous and liver biopsy. By light microscopy the skin was normal. Kupffer cells were enlarged and had foamy cytoplasm. Ultrastructural examination of skin and liver demonstrated features compatible with Farber's disease: curvilinear and "banana" bodies, zebra-like structures, and concentric lamellar bodies. A deficiency of lysosomal acid ceramidase was subsequently demonstrated in cultured fibroblasts and in liver tissue corroborating the ultrastructural findings.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1987J184600003

    View details for PubMedID 3113021

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