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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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Raya's Story

by carlaboisvert published 9 days ago One comment

At two months Raya got really sick. She had a high fever which would not break, was vomiting a lot, and she was grunting with every breath that she...

everyday struggle

by naomiwimetthastings published 5 days ago No comment

It's so frustrating. He has given up hope that any doctor will be able to help him. For 15 years he was told "you're just fat" "just stop eating ju...

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