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CASE REPORT
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 204-206

Familial hypercholesterolemia with multiple cutaneous xanthomas


Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Mamata Medical College and General Hospital, Khammam - 507 002, India

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BSN Reddy
Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Mamata Medical College and General Hospital, Khammam - 507002
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.27989

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An interesting episode of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia affecting four children born to a consanguinous parents belonging to two different families is reported for its rarity. The patients had multiple cutaneous xanthomas including the characteristic xanthoma tendinosum, xanthoma interosseum, xanthoma tuberosum, and xanthelasma palpebrarum. Prominent corneal arcus juvenalis has been noted in three children. Gross elevation of serum levels of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc) with normal values of triglycerides have been found in all patients. They have been prescribed medication with oral tablets of simvastatin and advised fat restricted diet and regular follow up in the clinic at periodic intervals.


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