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What is lipoid proteinosis?
Lipoid proteinosis (LP) is a rare disease that affects the skin and the brain. Three distinctive features of LP are:
- Hoarse voice
- Unusual growths (lesions) on the skin and mucus membranes (the moist, inner lining of some organs and body cavities such as the nose, mouth, lungs, and stomach)
- Damage to the temporal lobes or the hippocampus of the brain
Where can I find more information about lipoid proteinosis?
Information may be available from the following organizations:
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center