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Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome
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Young Adults and FCS

In some cases, familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) can remain silent until young adulthood - at which time, persons taking certain medications, or alcohol, develop pancreatitis.

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome is a rare genetic disorder in which children and adults have extremely high triglycerides and chylomicrons.

In some cases, FCS goes undiagnosed until a person is in their late teens or early twenties when they start using birth control medication or taking alcohol which can increase the risk of pancreatitis in patients with FCS.

Ira Goldberg, M.D., Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY is a leading authority in the management of FCS.

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