Other Names for this Disease
- LCAT deficiency
- Lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency
- Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency
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Norum disease is an autosomal recessive disorder of lipoprotein metabolism that causes a typical triad of diffuse corneal opacities, target cell hemolytic anemia, and proteinuria with renal (kidney) failure. Two clinical forms are recognized: familial LCAT deficiency and fish-eye disease. Familial LCAT deficiency is associated with a complete absence of alpha and beta LCAT activities and results in esterification anomalies involving both HDL (alpha-LCAT activity) and LDL (beta-LCAT activity).
Last updated: 9/10/2009
- Lecithin:Cholesterol Acyltransferase Deficiency. Online Mendelian Inheritance of Disease (OMIM). 2002; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/dispomim.cgi?id=245900. Accessed 9/7/2009.
- LCAT. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). 2009; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene=lcat. Accessed 9/7/2009.
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