Summary:

DOI: 10.1373/Clinchem.2007.097139

A 49-year-old man of Japanese and British ancestry was referred to a metabolic diseases clinic for evaluation 5 months after nontraumatic spleen rupture requiring splenectomy. Prior history included hypertension and mild frontal headaches, but no other neurological or cardiovascular symptoms. The patient did not smoke and used alcohol infrequently. His mother had coronary artery disease, and his father had mild hypertension. There was no family history of consanguinity, splenomegaly, diabetes, or developmental delay.