What are the possible complications of low LDL cholesterol syndromes?

Updated: Mar 06, 2018
  • Author: Vibhuti N Singh, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Complications include the following:

  • Gastrointestinal

    • Steatorrhea

    • Malabsorption of fat-soluble vitamins (ie, vitamins A, D, E, and/or K)

    • Steatorrhea-induced calcium malabsorption (may lead to rickets)

  • Ophthalmologic

    • Ophthalmoplegia

    • Retinal degeneration

  • Neurologic - Spinocellular degeneration

  • Hematologic - Acanthocytosis


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