Suspected of having familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS)

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No one seems to know what I have.

Ava (aged 19) is exhibiting typical signs of familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) but is currently undiagnosed.

  • Ava has a history of abdominal pain. 
She first visited the emergency room 
with severe abdominal pain at the age 
of 16. At that time doctors said her triglycerides were 1650 mg/dL which was severely elevated.
  • With no known secondary causes of elevated triglyceride levels, Ava was referred to 
a lipidologist to assess her condition.
  • Both Ava and her lipidologist were puzzled that the standard lipid lowering therapies she was prescribed did not lower her triglyceride levels.
  • Ava continues to experience episodes 
of severe abdominal pain.

Clinical Presentation

Severely elevated triglycerides, consistently above 1500 mg/dL

History of recurrent abdominal pain since childhood

Has experienced little to no response to traditional oral medications used to lower triglyceride levels