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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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Diagnosed at 8, Hospitalised at 14, Smiling at 21.

by Dean92 published 29 days ago One comment

Having broke my arm whilst out playing the doctors did a random blood test on me and found my blood to be a unusual colour. This is when I got diag...

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by hatta6 published 5 months ago No comment

I live in the United Arab Emirates, it has been a 20 year journey of suffering to find the unknown. For patients who did not know his disease, this...

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