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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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Father of two LPLD sufferers

by finiandaylewis published 9 days ago
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I am the father of two boys with Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency, one born in 2000 and the other in 2006, we have one older son who doesn't have the ...

23-day old infant with Triglyceride levels over 20,000

by bncuaresma published 26 days ago
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My husband and I are so grateful to be able to tell our story on this site and hope that we can find more people out there that share our experienc...

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