Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with 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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Consultations with the following specialists may be beneficial:

  • Endocrinologist - Consultation for diagnosis and dietary therapy to improve the abnormal lipid findings of hypertriglyceridemia and low HDL

  • Ophthalmologist - Consultation to monitor visual acuity, presence of papilledema, and the need for interventions such as corneal transplantation

  • Nephrologist - Consultation is useful in the staging and replacement of kidney function if the kidneys become compromised by LCAT deficiency


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