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?
A low fat diet along with dietary supplements of fat soluble vitamins and others help treat the symptoms of Abetalipoproteinemia.
DID YOU KNOW?
If not properly and timely treated. Abetalipoproteinemia in childhood can cause major problems in nervous system and muscles