This is a condition that blocks the absorption of certain fats, cholesterol and vitamins by the body. The symptoms usually include development problems in infants, where they might miss a milestone entirely, abnormal spine development and curve, vision and speech disorders, and weak muscles.
HOW IS ABETALIPOPROTEINEMIA DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of this condition happens with the help of tests that aim at measuring vitamin levels and deficiencies by testing the lipid level with A Beta Lipoprotein A and B tests. These tests measure the levels of Vitamins A, E, K and D, as well. An eye exam or stool test can also be conducted.
HOW IS ABETALIPOPROTEINEMIA TREATED?
Your General Physician may prescribe internal medicines containing fat soluble vitamins as well as Linoleic Acid and Omega 6 Fatty Acids. The other way of treating this condition is with a proper diet that that eliminates fatty food.
DID YOU KNOW?
A child suffering from Abetalipoproteinemia has a defective gene each from both parents to get the condition.