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Abetalipoproteinemia is an inherited disorder that affects the absorption of dietary fats, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins. It prevents the formation of lipoproteins which are responsible for carrying fat like substances such as cholesterol. The symptoms of Abetalipoproteinemia appear early in life and range from diarrhea, failure to gain weight, star shaped RBCs and foul-smelling stools.
HOW IS ABETALIPOPROTEINEMIA DIAGNOSED?
It can be diagnosed in one of the following ways:• Diagnostic Tests• Drug Therapy• Genetic Counseling and Rehabilitation• Surgery
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?
A child suffering from Abetalipoproteinemia has a defective gene each from both parents to get the condition.