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Related to chylomicronemia syndrome: familial chylomicronemia syndrome
chylomicronemia syndromeHyperchylomicronemia A condition characterized by marked chylomicronemia with plasma TG levels > 225 mmol/L–US: 2000 mg/dL Clinical Abdominal and chest pain, pancreatitis, memory defects, carpal tunnel-like paresthesiae, hepatosplenomegaly, chronic eruptive xanthomata, and insulin-resistant DM, possibly related to marked hypertriglyceridemia; Sx are exacerbated by alcohol, β blockers, diuretics, estrogens, glucocorticoids
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chylomicronemia syndrome(kīl″ō-mī″krō-nēm′ē-ă) [″ + ″ + ″]
A disorder of lipid metabolism in which massively elevated levels of triglycerides are accompanied by the presence of chylomicrons in the blood, even after a fast. It results in abdominal pain, eruptive xanthomas, hepatosplenomegaly, memory loss, and occasionally, life-threatening pancreatitis. The syndrome may result from congenital deficiencies or inhibition of lipoprotein lipase; from apolipoprotein deficiency; or from diseases or conditions that elevate plasma triglyceride levels (poorly controlled diabetes mellitus; excessive ingestion of alcohol; the use of some drugs).
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