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Rheumatic manifestations of hyperlipidaemia

Abstract

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is characterized by elevated serum cholesterol, tendon xanthomas, xanthelasmas, arcus corneae and premature atherosclerosis. Rheumatological manifestations include acute episodes of polyarthritis and tendinitis. Patients who are homozygous for familial hypercholesterolaemia have cardiovascular and rheumatological manifestations more frequently and at an earlier age than patients who are heterozygous.

Type Journal
ISBN 1521-6942 (Print)
Authors Handel, M. L.;Simons, L. :
Publisher Name Baillieres Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol
Published Date 2000-01-01 00:00:00
Published Volume 14
Published Issue 3
Published Pages 595-8
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=10985988
Status Published In-print