Basic structure of a peroxisome
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Researchers estimate that the condition occurs in every 12,500th person in Japan, every 20,000th in Hungary, and every 20,000th person in Switzerland.
In 1948, Dr. Shigeo Takahara (1908–1994), a Japanese otolaryngologist first reported this new disease. 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.
- James, William D.; Berger, Timothy G.; et al. (2006). Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. Saunders Elsevier. ISBN 0-7216-2921-0.
- Takahara, Shigeo; Hamilton, H. B.; Neel, J. V.; Kobara, T. Y.; Ogura, Y.; Nishimura, E. T. (1960). "Hypocatalasemia: a new genetic carrier state". Journal of Clinical Investigation 39 (4). doi:10.1172/JCI104075.
- "Acatalasemia". Genetics Home Reference. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
- Takahara, S.; Miyamoto, H. Three cases of progressive oral gangrene due to lack of catalase in the blood. Nippon Jibi-Inkoka Gakkai Kaiho 51: 163 only, 1948.
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