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Knee pain: An unanticipated finding related to a rare genetic disorder-Abetalipoproteinemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24170593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: The purpose of this case study is to raise awareness about an uncommon cause of knee pain.
DATA SOURCES: Review of literature was done using PubMed, CINAHL, and Medline. There was no limitation placed on the publication year. Only articles written in English were included.
CONCLUSION: Knee pain is a common diagnosis that many healthcare providers see on a daily basis in their practice. Musculoskeletal injury or trauma is most commonly identified as the cause of this symptom. However, there are rare instances in which an unexpected finding in a client's history and physical exam lead us to an unexpected cause, such as abetalipoproteinemia. Abetalipoproteinemia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder in which an affected individual does not absorb lipids or the lipid-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Multiple body systems are impacted by this fat malabsorption and resultant vitamin deficiencies. Without corrective supplementation, clinical manifestations which are directly related to the vitamin deficiencies will appear as presented in this case study-knee pain.
IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: This case study emphasizes the need for nurse practitioners to seek out opportunities to further our knowledge which will enhance our clinical expertise as well as the quality of the health care we provide to our clients.
Dorothy Nulty
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners     Volume:  25     ISSN:  2327-6924     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Assoc Nurse Pract     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101600770     Medline TA:  J Am Assoc Nurse Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-301     Citation Subset:  N    
Copyright Information:
©2012 The Author ©2012 American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
College of Nursing, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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