Low chylomicron remnant causes

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Mohamed Moubarak, M.D. [2]


Low chylomicron remnant can be caused by various factors, with malabsorption and hyperthyroidism[1] being the most common. Genetic, drug side effect, and gastroenterologic disease were also reported to cause low chylomicron remnant.

Low Chylomicron Remnant Causes

Life Threatening Causes

Life-threatening causes include conditions which may result in death or permanent disability within 24 hours if left untreated. Low chylomicron remnant in itself is not a life threatening condition.

Common Causes

Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular No underlying causes
Chemical/Poisoning No underlying causes
Dental No underlying causes
Dermatologic No underlying causes
Drug Side Effect Lomitapide
Ear Nose Throat No underlying causes
Endocrine Hyperthyroidism
Environmental No underlying causes
Gastroenterologic Intestinal lymphangiectasia, malabsorption
Genetic Abetalipoproteinemia[2], chylomicron retention disease
Hematologic No underlying causes
Iatrogenic No underlying causes
Infectious Disease No underlying causes
Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic No underlying causes
Neurologic No underlying causes
Nutritional/Metabolic Malabsorption
Obstetric/Gynecologic No underlying causes
Oncologic No underlying causes
Ophthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose/Toxicity No underlying causes
Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary No underlying causes
Renal/Electrolyte No underlying causes
Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy No underlying causes
Sexual No underlying causes
Trauma No underlying causes
Urologic No underlying causes
Miscellaneous No underlying causes

Causes by Alphabetical Order


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Weintraub M, Grosskopf I, Trostanesky Y, Charach G, Rubinstein A, Stern N (1999). "Thyroxine replacement therapy enhances clearance of chylomicron remnants in patients with hypothyroidism". J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 84 (7): 2532–6. PMID 10404832.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Wetterau JR, Aggerbeck LP, Bouma ME, Eisenberg C, Munck A, Hermier M; et al. (1992). "Absence of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein in individuals with abetalipoproteinemia". Science. 258 (5084): 999–1001. PMID 1439810.

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