Abetalipoproteinemia

Date: 18 Mar 2016 | Leave a comment


Important It is possible that the main title of the report Abetalipoproteinemiais not the name you expected. Synonyms ABL Bassen-Kornzweig Syndrome Low Density B-lipoprotein Deficiency Microsomal Triglyceride Transfer Protein Deficiency MTP Deficiency Disorder Subdivisions None General Discussion Abetalipoproteinemia is a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism. Abnormalities in fat metabolism result in malabsorption of dietary fat and various essential vitamins. Affected individuals experience progressive neurological deterioration, muscle weakness, difficulty walking, and blood abnormalities including a condition in which the red blood cells are malformed (acanthocytosis) resulting in low levels of circulating red blood cells (anemia). Affected individuals may also develop degeneration of the retina of the eyes potentially resulting in loss of vision, a condition known as retinitis pigmentosa. Abetalipoproteinemia is inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.

Share



Leave Comments