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Abetalipoproteinemia

Abetalipoproteinemia:
  1. Causes (2 conditions)
  2. Treatments
  3. Definitions
  4. Classifications

Causes of Abetalipoproteinemia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Abetalipoproteinemia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Abetalipoproteinemia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Abetalipoproteinemia may include:

  • Dietary restriction of triglycerides
  • Supplementation with medium-chain triglycerides
  • Supplementation of lipid-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in high doses
  • Vitamin A
  • Aquasol A
  • Palmitate-a 5000
  • Ergocalciferol
  • Drisdol
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Definitions of Abetalipoproteinemia:

A disorder of lipid metabolism inherited as an autosomal recessive trait characterized by the near absence of APOLIPOPROTEINS B and apoB-containing lipoproteins in plasma. Microsomal triglyceride transfer protein is deficient or absent in enterocytes. Clinical and laboratory findings include acanthocytosis, hypocholesterolemia, peripheral neuropathy, posterior column degeneration, ataxia, and steatorrhea. Intellectual abilities may also be impaired. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p118; Curr Opin Lipidol 1994 Apr;5(2):81-6)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Disorder of lipid metabolism inherited as an autosomal recessive trait characterized by the near absence of apolipoprotein B and apoB containing lipoproteins in plasma; microsomal triglyceride transfer protein is deficient or absent in enterocytes; clinical and laboratory findings include acanthocytosis, hypocholesterolemia, peripheral neuropathy, posterior column degeneration, ataxia, and steatorrhea; intellectual abilities may also be impaired.
- (Source - CRISP)

Abetalipoproteinemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Abetalipoproteinemia, or a subtype of Abetalipoproteinemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Abetalipoproteinemia

The list below shows some of the causes of Abetalipoproteinemia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Abetalipoproteinemia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Abetalipoproteinemia. Of the 2 causes of Abetalipoproteinemia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Abetalipoproteinemia:

The following list of conditions have 'Abetalipoproteinemia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Abetalipoproteinemia:

ApoB deficiency, Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome, Betalipoprotein deficiency disease, Abetalipoproteinaemia
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Classifications of Abetalipoproteinemia:

Medical Conditions associated with Abetalipoproteinemia:

Blood lipid symptoms (64 causes), Blood symptoms (2297 causes), Abnormal blood test symptoms (1538 causes)

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