Which histologic findings are characteristic 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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Answer

Biopsies of xanthomas in patients with sitosterolemia contain increased levels of plant sterols.

Liver histology has been normal to date in reported cases.

The changes of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease are observed.


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