What is the role of transplantation in the treatment of lecithin-cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) deficiency?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Author: Catherine Anastasopoulou, MD, PhD, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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The following transplantation procedures may be indicated:

  • Kidney transplantation - Indicated in patients with familial LCAT deficiency and renal failure

  • Corneal transplantation - Indicated in patients with severely reduced vision due to corneal opacities


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