A Report of Two Children with Severe Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

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Noormohammad Noori 1 , Ghasem Miri-Aliabad 1 , * , mehdi jahantigh 2

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1 Department of Pediatrics, Children and Adolescent Health Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran

2 Department of Pathology, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Zahedan, Iran

How to Cite: Noori N, Miri-Aliabad G, jahantigh M. A Report of Two Children with Severe Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2013 ; 15(4):e93043.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 15 (4); e93043
Published Online: November 05, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 04, 2012
Accepted: June 27, 2012

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Abstract

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal disorder that causes severe elevations in total cholesterol and low- density lipoprotein. FH is one of the primary risk factors for premature coronary artery disease in children and adults which requires early diagnosis and appropriate medical intervention. In this article, we report two cases of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

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Familial hypercholesterolemia Xanthoma Children

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