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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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Latest Member Stories

everyday struggle

by naomiwimetthastings published 1 day 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...

Living with LPLD in the United Kingdom

by jill published 3 days ago One comment

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 cam...

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