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Classification and external resources
ICD-10 E78.6
ICD-9 272.5
MeSH D007009

Hypolipoproteinemia is defined as a lack of lipoprotein in the blood due to genetic or other diseases such as malnutrition and malabsorption.


It can be diagnosed via blood study that identifies fat particles. The patient must fast overnight to prevent interference from fat in the blood due to food intake.


Vitamin E supplements have shown to help children with the deficiency.

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