Acanthocytosis or hereditary abetalipoproteinemia
is a rare disease, described for 30 cases.
Because BAS may modestly increase TG levels and have not been studied in patients with significantly elevated TG levels (>300 mg/dL), they should not be used in these patients or in those with familial abetalipoproteinemia
or genetic hypobetalipoproteinemia.
is a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism that results in poor absorption of dietary fat and vitamin E (9).
Hepatic steatosis may also be present in various clinical states, such as diabetes, obesity, drug reactions (tetracycline, corticosteroids, and amiodarone), exposure to phosphorus, viral infections, inflammatory bowel disease, and pregnancy, and also in childhood diseases, such as Reye syndrome, galactosemia, and abetalipoproteinemia
Persons with a related syndrome, abetalipoproteinemia
(ABL), exhibit extreme limitations in absorbing lipids (dietary fats) through their intestines.