A person with abetalipoproteinemia requires life-long treatment with vitamin supplements, nutritional supplements, and a special diet. Vitamin supplements and special diet must be started during infancy, in order to reduce the risk of complications from the disease. Later in life, treatment may also include specific therapy for complications, such as malabsorption and retinitis pigmentosa.
Treatment for abetalipoproteinemia includes:
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat abetalipoproteinemia:
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