Biochemistry Question LM-04
An adopted baby boy, (approximately 6-month-old), whose family history is unknown, presents with dark greenish colored stools and excessive crying for four days. A physical examination of the child revealed a pallor skin with an enlarged liver and enlarged spleen.
Blood test reveals a lactescent plasma and a lipid profile showed very high levels of triglycerides (2 500 mg/dL}. Lipoprotein electrophoresis demonstrated an abnormal extensive band of chylomicrons.
Based in the information above, the most likely diagnosis for this patient is:
b) Familial defective Apoprotein B
c) Familial hypercholesterolemia
d) Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency