Sitosterolemia

Sitosterolemia: A genetic disease involving lipids (fats) in which there is excessive intestinal absorption of dietary sterols and impaired clearance of these sterols from the liver into the bile. These sterols include cholesterol and the plant sterol sitosterol (from which comes the name of the disease). Patients with the disease have abnormally h...
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sitosterolemia

(si-tos″tәr-ol-e´me-ә) the presence of excessive levels of sitosterols in the blood, especially β-sitosterol, absorbed from dietary vegetables due to an unknown intestinal defect. A rare form is associated with xanthomatosis, with tuberous and tendon xanthomas appearing in childhood.
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sitosterolemia

Type: Term Pronunciation: sī′tō-stēr′ō-lē′mē-ă Synonyms: phytosterolemia
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Sitosterolemia

Sitosterolemia (also known as `Phytosterolemia`{rp|535}) is a rare autosomal recessively inherited lipid metabolic disorder. It is characterized by hyperabsorption and decreased biliary excretion of dietary sterols leading to hypercholesterolemia, tendon and tuberous xanthomas, premature development of atherosclerosis, and abnormal hematologic a.....
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