Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III
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- Broad Beta Disease
- Familial Dysbetalipoproteinemia
- Remnant Removal Disease
Hyperlipoproteinemia type III, also known as dysbetalipoproteinemia or broad beta disease, is a rare genetic disorder characterized by improper breakdown (metabolism) of certain fatty materials known as lipids, specifically cholesterol and triglycerides. This results in the abnormal accumulation of lipids in the body (hyperlipidemia). Affected individuals may develop multiple yellowish, lipid-filled bumps (papules) or plaques on the skin (xanthomas). Affected individuals may also develop the buildup of fatty materials in the blood vessels (artherosclerosis) potentially obstructing blood flow and resulting in coronary heart disease or peripheral vascular disease. Most cases of hyperlipoproteinemia type III are inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.
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