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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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Living with LPLD in the United Kingdom

by jill published 13 days ago
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My mum reports that I had stomach aches from birth, and when I was two she gave me chocolate buttons to stop my “incessant crying”. I then came ou...

Our 7 year-old daughter was diagnosed with LPLD a month ago

by matiasenz published about 1 month ago
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We found that Julia had LPLD through a routine blood test which gave triglyceride levels of 1100. We repeated the test and got similar triglyceride...

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