Peroxisomal disorders are a group of metabolic diseases characterized by the absence of normal peroxisomes in the cells of the body. Peroxisomes are needed to absorb nutrients that the cells acquire; without the nutrients, the body cannot thrive.
There are many types of peroxisomal disorders, all inherited. The symptoms may vary greatly and may be managed. There is currently no cure for these disorders, but there is a wide range of life expectancy depending upon the type.
For more information, visit the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders