Encephalopathy in type I hyperlipidemia

Onal H., Atugluzeybek C., Alhaj S., Altun G.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, vol.44, no.4, pp.306-308, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-308
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Familial chylomicronemia syndrome is a group of rare genetic disorders characterized by deficient activity of an enzyme lipoprotein lipase or apo-protein C-II deficiency. In this paper we present an infant with massive hyperchylomicronemia and severe pancreatitis. Exchange transfusion for controlling hypertriglyceridemia and pancreatitis led to an increase in hyperviscosity which resulted in encephalopathy.