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Urbach-Wiethe disease (lipoglycoproteinosis, lipoid proteinosis, hyalinosis cutis et mucosae): a review.
The patient, a woman in her 40s known as SM, has an extremely rare condition called Urbach-Wiethe disease that has caused extensive damage to the amygdala, an almond-shaped area in the brain long known for its role in fear.
They studied two women with a rare genetic condition called Urbach-Wiethe disease, which damages the amygdala, the almond-shaped center in the brain that controls fear and certain other acute emotions.
Indeed, the condition is also sometimes referred to as Urbach-Wiethe disease. Since their report, over 300 cases of this disorder have been described.