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Bassen-Kornzweig Syndrome Underlying Cause

Abetalipoproteinemia is caused by an inherited disease that results in the inability to make cholesterol. Without cholesterol, the body is unable to digest fats properly.

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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