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Hyperlipoproteinemia type 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Chylomicronemia syndrome
- Chylomicronemia, familial
- Familial chylomicronemia
- Hyperchylomicro-nemia familial
- Hyperlipemia idiopathic Burger-Grutz type
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 This condition is characterized by inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), abdominal pain, enlargement of the liver and spleen (hepatosplenomegaly), and small yellow skin lesions called eruptive xanthomas. Mutations in the LPL gene cause hyperlipoproteinemia type 1, and this condition is inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. The treatment for hyperlipoproteinemia type 1 is a low-fat diet.Hyperlipoproteinemia type 1 is an inherited condition that disrupts the normal breakdown of fats in the body.
Last updated: 8/24/2009
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