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J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Jul;59(1):17-21. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000000363.

Whole-exome sequencing reveals GPIHBP1 mutations in infantile colitis with severe hypertriglyceridemia.

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*Department of Molecular and Human Genetics †Department of Pediatrics ‡Human Genome Sequencing Center §Section of Pediatric Pathology, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

Abstract

Severe congenital hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is a rare disorder caused by mutations in genes affecting lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity. Here we report a 5-week-old Hispanic girl with severe HTG (12,031 mg/dL, normal limit 150 mg/dL) who presented with the unusual combination of lower gastrointestinal bleeding and milky plasma. Initial colonoscopy was consistent with colitis, which resolved with reduction of triglycerides. After negative sequencing of the LPL gene, whole-exome sequencing revealed novel compound heterozygous mutations in GPIHBP1. Our study broadens the phenotype of GPIHBP1-associated HTG, reinforces the effectiveness of whole-exome sequencing in Mendelian diagnoses, and implicates triglycerides in gastrointestinal mucosal injury.

PMID:
24614124
PMCID:
PMC4203304
DOI:
10.1097/MPG.0000000000000363
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