Hypolipoproteinemia

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Hypolipoproteinemia
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.

Diagnosis[edit]

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.

Treatment[edit]

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

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