Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency is a group of rare genetic disorders in which a person lacks a protein needed to break down fat molecules. The disorder causes large amounts of fat to build up in the blood.
Type I hyperlipoproteinemia; Familial chylomicronemia
Familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency is usually caused by a defective gene that is passed down through families.
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