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Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome
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Diagnosing Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS)

FCS typically presents early in childhood with severe hypertriglyceridemia, recurrent episodes of severe abdominal pain, a lower tolerance to dietary fat, and failure to thrive (infancy). Presentation in the absence of secondary causes – such as diabetes, alcohol consumption, hormone intake, paraproteinemia, and treatment with antihypertensive agents – profoundly increases the likelihood of FCS as a diagnosis.

Ira Goldberg, M.D., Director, NYU Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, NYU Langone Medical School, New York, NY is a leading authority in the management of FCS.

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