What is the prevalence of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in the US?

Updated: Oct 04, 2021
  • Author: Mose July, MD, CCD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The prevalence of heterozygous FH has been thought to be approximately 1 case per 500 persons, although it has been more recently estimated at 1 case per 299 persons. [22] The prevalence of homozygous FH is 1 case per 1 million persons.


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