|Related to/Also known as||Juvenile dystonic lipidosis|
|Symptoms of Niemann-Pick Disease
||Niemann-Pick (NP) is an inherited metabolic disorder, in which harmful quantities of a fatty substance accumulate in the spleen, liver, lungs, bone marrow and, in some people, the brain.|
There are 4 types - A, B, C and D.
|Useful national contacts||Niemann-Pick UK
Helpline: 0191 415 0693
|Children & young people||
BBC Children in Need - Shona (BBC)
Niemann-Pick Type C Suspicion Index
Niemann-Pick Disease Information Page (U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Niemann-Pick Disease and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
This includes copies of the Niemann-Pick Disease Group's booklet "Understanding Niemann-Pick Type C Disease: An Overview for parents and those caring for young people".