Prevention of recurrent pancreatitis in familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency with high-dose antioxidant therapy

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 1999 Apr;84(4):1203-5. doi: 10.1210/jcem.84.4.5617.


We describe a dramatic response to antioxidant therapy in three patients with familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency complicated by frequent severe episodes of pancreatitis who had failed to respond to other dietary and pharmacological measures. Antioxidant therapy may be an important advance in the management of this type of patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Antioxidants / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia Type I / complications
  • Hyperlipoproteinemia Type I / drug therapy*
  • Pancreatitis / prevention & control*
  • Recurrence


  • Antioxidants