fat overload syndrome

fat overload syndrome

a condition of hepatosplenomegaly, anemia, GI disturbances, and very high triglyceride levels resulting from IV administration of fat emulsion.

fat over·load syn·drome

(fat ōvĕr-lōd sindrōm)
Constellation of symptoms related to overingestion of fats, frequently related to total parenteral nutrition.

fat overload syndrome

A rare complication of intravenous administration of fat emulsion. Findings include sudden elevation of the serum triglyceride level, fever, hepatosplenomegaly, coagulopathy, and dysfunction of other organs. Specific therapy is not available, but plasma exchange has been used experimentally.