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Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency, LCAT

Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency, LCAT: Introduction

Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency, LCAT: A rare genetic disorder characterized by an enzyme deficiency (lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase) which impairs the breakdown of lipoproteins which then builds up and causes damage to tissues. The condition is characterized by corneal disorders, anemia, protein in the urine and ultimately, kidney failure. Partial deficiency of the enzyme (alpha-LCAT) results in a condition called Fish-Eye disease whereas deficiency of the whole enzyme (alpha- and beta-LCAT) causes a condition called Norum disease. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency, LCAT is available below.

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Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency, LCAT as a "rare disease".
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  1. Lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase deficiency, LCAT: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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