Encephalopathy in type I hyperlipidemia

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

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-308


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.