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Basic structure of a peroxisome
ICD-10 E80.3
OMIM 115500
DiseasesDB 30598
MeSH D020642

Acatalasia (also called acatalasemia, or Takahara's disease) is an autosomal recessive peroxisomal disorder caused by a complete lack of catalase.

The disorder is relatively benign, although it causes an increased incidence of periodontal infections, and can under rare circumstances lead to gangrene.[citation needed]


In 1948 , Dr.Shigeo Takahara (1908-1994), a Japanese otolaryngologist first reported this new disease.[citation needed] He had examined a patient with an oral ulcer. He had spread hydrogen peroxide on the diseased part, but oxygen was not generated due to the lack of catalase.

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