[ey-bey-tuh-lip-uh-proh-tee-nee-mee-uh, -tee-uh-nee-, -lahy-puh-, ey-bee-]
a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism due to an inability to synthesize betalipoproteins necessary for the transport of triglycerides, leading to diarrhea, steatorrhea, and failure to thrive.
Abetalipoproteinemia, or Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome, is a rare autosomal
recessive disorder that interferes with the normal absorption of fat and fat-soluble
Abetalipoproteinemia is an inherited disorder that affects the absorption of dietary
fats, cholesterol, and fat-soluble vitamins. People affected by this disorder are ...
A number sign (#) is used with this entry because abetalipoproteinemia is caused
by homozygous or compound heterozygous mutation in the MTP gene ...
Because of a genetic disorder, people with abetalipoproteinemia
don't produce a critical "building block" (a special protein) for making lipoproteins. Because the body has problems with fats, there are also problems with the vitamins that stored in fats: vitamin A, vit... More »
Jul 16, 2012 ... Abetalipoproteinemia (ABL) is an inherited condition that prevents the body from
completely absorbing certain dietary fats. Without treatment, it ...
Abetalipoproteinemia is a rare inherited disorder affecting fat metabolism.
Abnormalities in fat metabolism result in malabsorption of dietary fat and various
Dec 16, 2014 ... Abetalipoproteinemia (ABL) and familial hypobetalipoproteinemia (FHBL) are
relatively uncommon inherited disorders of lipoprotein ...
Abetalipoproteinemia/ homozygous familial hypobetalipoproteinemia (ABL/
HoFHBL) is a severe form of familial hypobetalipoproteinemia (see this term) ...
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