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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

Diagnosis at 8 months

by cynthiaturquot published 3 months ago
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I have been living in Quebec for 40 years with familial hyperchylomicronemia syndrome (SHF) or hypertriglyceridaemia type 1. I was born in Quebec, ...

2 year old with LPL deficiency

by Lpldmummy published 3 months ago
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Hi everyone. I'm so happy to have found this website, I wish I had found it sooner! Our son was diagnosed with LPL deficiency at 10 weeks old after...

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