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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ogheneochuko Ajari, MB.BS, MS [2]


Hypotriglyceridemia is a state of low triglyceride levels.


Life Threatening Causes

Life-threatening causes include conditions which may result in death or permanent disability within 24 hours if left untreated.

There are no known life threatening causes of hypotriglyceridemia.

Common Causes

Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular No underlying causes
Chemical/Poisoning No underlying causes
Dental No underlying causes
Dermatologic Systemic lupus erythematosis
Drug Side Effect Ascorbic acid, asparaginase, clofibrate, fenofibrate, fish oil, gemfibrozil, nicotinic acid, statins
Ear Nose Throat Hyperthyroidism
Endocrine Hyperthyroidism
Environmental No underlying causes
Gastroenterologic Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, malabsorption syndrome
Genetic Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, hereditary abetalipoproteinemia, hypobetalipoproteinemia
Hematologic No underlying causes
Iatrogenic Radiation therapy
Infectious Disease AIDS
Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic No underlying causes
Neurologic AIDS
Nutritional/Metabolic Alcoholism, low-fat diet, malnutrition
Obstetric/Gynecologic No underlying causes
Oncologic Cancer
Ophthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose/Toxicity No underlying causes
Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary AIDS
Renal/Electrolyte Systemic lupus erythematosis
Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy Autoimmune diseases, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosis
Sexual No underlying causes
Trauma No underlying causes
Urologic No underlying causes
Miscellaneous Alcoholism

Causes in Alphabetical Order


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Iannello S, Cavaleri A, Milazzo P, Cantarella S, Belfiore F (2003). "Low fasting serum triglyceride level as a precocious marker of autoimmune disorders". MedGenMed. 5 (3): 20. PMID 14600656.

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