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Abetalipoproteinemia: Introduction

Abetalipoproteinemia: A rare disorder involving abnormalities in fat metabolism. The resulting insufficiency of fats and vitamins affect the normal development and function of the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Abetalipoproteinemia is available below.

Symptoms of Abetalipoproteinemia

Treatments for Abetalipoproteinemia

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Abetalipoproteinemia: Complications

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Causes of Abetalipoproteinemia

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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)

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 Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Abetalipoproteinemia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Related Abetalipoproteinemia Info

More information about Abetalipoproteinemia

  1. Abetalipoproteinemia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications

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