Clinical Professor, Medicine (Div. Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism)
University of California Irvine (UCI), School of Medicine Irvine, CA
Co-Director, Diabetes Out-Patient Clinic UCI Medical Center Orange, CA
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This program provides clinicians with information on Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS), a disease in which inherited defects result in the accumulation of chylomicrons in the plasma causing acute pancreatitis and sequelae which can impact daily life including recurrent pain, recurrent acute pancreatitis, and permanent pancreatic damage.
Is a patient like this in your practice?
Severe, refractory hypertriglyceridemia
Not responsive to standard triglyceride-lowering therapies
No secondary causes of hypertriglyceridemia
One or more of:
History of pancreatitis
History of recurrent abdominal pain without other explainable cause
Objectives for attending clinicians include:
Differentiate the FCS patient from patients with secondary causes of hypertriglyceridemia
Appreciate the importance of FCS diagnosis
Understand the value of connecting FCS patients to educational resources and the FCS patient community
FCS may also be referred to as Type 1 hyperlipoproteinemia, Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency (LPLD).