What is the prognosis of sitosterolemia (phytosterolemia)?

Updated: May 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert D Steiner, MD; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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The prognosis for patients with sitosterolemia is not clear, given the extreme rarity of the disease. Early diagnosis and treatment correlate with a better outcome. Left untreated, sitosterolemia has significant morbidity and increased risk of early mortality. The availability of ezetimibe may dramatically improve the prognosis.


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