Niemann-Pick care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic doctors with expertise in Niemann-Pick work together to provide exactly the care you need.

  • Advanced diagnosis. Mayo Clinic doctors are well-acquainted with this complicated disease and are experienced at distinguishing Niemann-Pick from other diseases with similar symptoms. Mayo Clinic has one of the few labs with the ability to run the advanced biochemical and genetic tests required to diagnose Niemann-Pick disease.
  • Expertise and team approach. Mayo Clinic doctors have years of experience in caring for people who have Niemann-Pick disease. Specialists from neurology, pulmonary and critical care medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology, ophthalmology, and other areas work as a team to accurately diagnose the disease and treat the challenging symptoms.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic researchers work to improve the lives of people with Niemann-Pick disease by developing potential new therapies.
Feb. 16, 2017
References
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