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Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1998 Sep;27(3):551-67, viii.

The familial chylomicronemia syndrome.

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Section of Molecular Biology, Molecular Disease Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.


The chylomicronemia syndrome is a disorder characterized by severe hypertriglyceridemia and fasting chylomicronemia. Genetic causes of the syndrome are rare and include deficiency of lipoprotein lipase (LPL), apolipoprotein C-II, and familial inhibitor of LPL. Patients with familial forms of hypertriglyceridemia in combination with secondary acquired disorders account for most individuals presenting with chylomicronemia. The clinical manifestations--lipid and other biochemical abnormalities--as well as treatment options for chylomicronemic patients are discussed.

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