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Primary hyperlipidemia in children: Report of two rare cases

Author(s): Ashraf Zadeh F | Sassan MS

Journal: Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
ISSN 2008-2142

Volume: 11;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 50;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: cholesterolemia | primary hyperlipidemia | xanthomas

Cardiovascular diseases represent an important public health problem in adults. It is known that they are based on atherosclerotic process and this is mostly caused by hyperlipidemia, cholesterolemia being the most hazardous one. This starts early in childhood. Therefore, detection and management of hyperlipidemia in children is of great importance for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in later life. In this article we present 2 rare cases of primary hyperlipidemia, 2 boys of 2.5 and 8.5 years of age, of consanguineous parents, showing recurrent abdominal pain and xanthomas as main clinical signs

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