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Symptoms of Abetalipoproteinemia, which is disorder to absorb fat from food, generally found in kids, include abnormal growth pattern, unusual curvature of spine, weakened muscles, problems in keeping balance and coordination, protruding abdomen, slurred speech, irregular and foul smelling stools.
HOW IS ABETALIPOPROTEINEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Metabolic testing and checking for deficiency of Vitamin A, D, E and K along with genetic testing, stool test, eye exam and electromyography are some common means to diagnose Abetalipoproteinemia. It is very difficult to diagnose Abetalipoproteinemia and needs multiple tests and visit to the general physician - just for a diagnosis.
HOW IS ABETALIPOPROTEINEMIA TREATED?
Treatment consists of rigorous dieting and an increased intake of Vitamin E. Additionally, physiotherapy or occupational therapy along with dietary restriction of triglycerides can be useful.
DID YOU KNOW?
Early detection and treatment of the disease prevents further deterioration of the patient’s health.