A Report of Two Children with Severe Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

authors:

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

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

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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