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Lipoprotein Apheresis for a Patient with Sitosterolemia

Specialty:

Clinical Laboratory
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

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Description:

Sitosterolemia is a rare genetic disorder with excessive absorption of plant sterols. Untreated patients develop tendon xanthomas and premature coronary artery disease. Lipoprotein apheresis can serve as adjunctive therapy to reduce total body stores of the plant sterols.

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