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Bassen Kornzweig Syndrome

Bassen Kornzweig Syndrome Causes

Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder.

Bassen Kornzweig Syndrome Definition

Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome, also known as abetalipoproteinemia, is a rare disorder that is caused by the irregular fat absorption during digestion. Patients in this condition usually lack important vitamins such as A, D, E and K.

Bassen Kornzweig Syndrome Diagnosis

The disease can be determined by examining the presence of the symptoms, genetic counseling and MRI.

Bassen Kornzweig Syndrome Symptoms and Signs

The signs of the illness are the failure to thrive, irregular-shaped red blood cells and fatty, foul-smelling stools. These symptoms can bring about extreme pain on the patient, and may as well cause anomalies in the central nervous system.

Bassen Kornzweig Syndrome Treatment

Treatment for the illness includes proper diet, sufficient amounts of vitamin E via supplements, and occupational therapy.

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