Lorenzo’s Oil

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Lorenzo’s Oil

Lorenzo’s Oil

METABOLIC DISEASE

A concoction of oleic and erucic acids said to be useful in treating adrenoleukodystrophy or adrenomyeloneuropathy

Adverse effects Thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, lymphocytopenia, immunosuppression and recurrent infections. 

Note: The popular term for this fatty acid brew comes from the same named Hollywood sendup, Lorenzo’s Oil, which suggests to the lay public and sundry non-cognoscenti that it is therapeutically useful for adrenoleukodystrophy, when in fact experts regard the data supporting its efficacy as weak and biased. 

Synonym Glyceryl trioleate 

References en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo’s_Oil_(film)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adrenoleukodystrophy

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