Familial hypercholesterolaemia in children

Br J Cardiol 2006;13:191-4 Leave a comment
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Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) affects about one in 500 in the UK population. There are no symptoms or signs of raised cholesterol in children and so individuals can only be identified by screening, usually as a ‘cascade’ from known probands. Once identified, such children should be treated to prevent premature atherosclerosis.

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