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What is Broad beta disease?

What is Broad beta disease?

  • Broad beta disease: An inherited condition involving a defect in the transport of lipids which causes the development of lipid deposits (xanthomas) under the skin in certain parts of the body.
  • Broad beta disease: A rather uncommon form of familial hyperlipemia characterized by the presence of lipoproteins of abnormal composition. The main abnormal lipoproteins are called beta-VLDL and have a different apoprotein content and a higher proportion of cholesterol relative to triglyceride than normal VLDL.
    Source - Diseases Database

Broad beta disease: Introduction

Types of Broad beta disease:

Broader types of Broad beta disease:

How serious is Broad beta disease?

Complications of Broad beta disease: see complications of Broad beta disease

What causes Broad beta disease?

Causes of Broad beta disease: see causes of Broad beta disease

What are the symptoms of Broad beta disease?

Symptoms of Broad beta disease: see symptoms of Broad beta disease

Complications of Broad beta disease: see complications of Broad beta disease

Can anyone else get Broad beta disease?

More information: see contagiousness of Broad beta disease
Inheritance: see inheritance of Broad beta disease

Broad beta disease: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Broad beta disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Broad beta disease: Medical Geneticist, Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Broad beta disease.
Treatments for Broad beta disease: see treatments for Broad beta disease

Name and Aliases of Broad beta disease

Main name of condition: Broad beta disease

Other names or spellings for Broad beta disease:

familial broad beta disease, familial dysbetalipoproteinemia, hyperlipoproteinemia, type III, hyperlipidemia type 3, Broad-betalipoproteinemia

Dysbetalipoproteinemia, Apoprotein E deficiency Source - Diseases Database

Broad beta disease: Related Conditions

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