Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with 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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See the list below:

  • Cardiologist - For assistance with treatment and evaluation of coronary artery disease

  • Lipid disorder specialist - May assist with diagnosis and treatment

  • Dietitian - To educate patient regarding low plant sterol diet

  • Medical geneticist, metabolic disease specialist, or both - Helpful in establishing diagnosis, coordinating molecular testing of causative genes, providing potential genetic counseling, and implementing treatment (With identification of disease genes, prenatal counseling and diagnosis may become available.)

  • Rheumatologist - Optional depending on if arthritic symptoms exist

  • Hematologist - Optional depending on if hemolysis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, or hypersplenism exists


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