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

by matiasenz published 24 days ago

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...

1960's Research Baby

by sandyketronvowell published 26 days ago
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I was born in 1960 and was a colicky baby according to my mom. At my one-year-old "well baby" check-up, they stuck my finger for routine blood test...

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