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What is Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency (LPLD) ?

Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency, is also known as Type I hyperlipoproteinemia or Familial chylomicronemia. People with LPLD have very high triglyceride levels because they lack lipase, the enzyme that clears fat from the blood. Symptoms include recurrent abdominal pain, fat-filled spots known as ‘eruptive xanthomata’, and attacks of acute pancreatitis.

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Chance findings at 16 months of age!

by jonas1 published 4 months ago 3 comments

5 months ago Jonas had a blood count done on the basis of a trivial illness. It turned out that he suffers from hypertriglyceridemia.
His values a...

My Story

by Marcb published 5 months ago One comment

I'm Canadian (english and francais) in my early 30's. I've had two bouts of pancreatitis that were brutal. Although i seems fit (5'11 180lbs) and i...

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