Sitosterolemia is a condition in which fatty substances (lipids) from vegetable oils, nuts, and other plant-based foods accumulate in the blood and tissues.
Sitosterolemia is a rare inherited plant sterol storage disease. Bhattacharyya and Connor first described this disease in 1974.
Sitosterolemia (also known as "Phytosterolemia" :535) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited lipid metabolic disorder. It is characterized by hyperabsorption ...
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sitosterolemia [si-tos″ter-ol-e´me-ah] the presence of excessive levels of sitosterols in the blood, especially β-sitosterol, absorbed from dietary vegetables due ...
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Treatment of sitosterolemia may include dietary changes, pharmacologic agents, and/or surgical intervention. A diet low in plant sterols may be recommended.
Clinical Synopsis : TEXT: A number sign (#) is used with this entry because sitosterolemia has been found to be caused by mutation in the ABCG8 gene or in the ABCG5 ...
Sitosterolemia is characterized by: ... Diagnosis/testing. Increased plasma concentrations of plant sterols (especially sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol) are ...
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