Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia

Hyperlipidemia is characterized by increased levels of lipoproteins in the plasma. This disease can be due to a genetic disorder resulting in abnormalities in the lipoprotein metabolism caused by mutations in apoproteins, lipoprotein receptors or lipoprotein lipase. The most common types of hyperlipidemia and their characteristics are depicted in the graphics and discussed below.

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Secondary hyperlipidemias can be caused by:

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Which of the following is the primary defect in familial hypercholesterolemia?