Which clinical history findings are characteristic of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in adults?

Updated: Oct 04, 2021
  • Author: Mose July, MD, CCD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Most patients do not survive beyond age 30 years unless treated with unusual methods, such as liver transplantation, LDL apheresis, or ileal bypass surgery to dramatically lower their LDLc levels.

Their family history should be positive for severe hypercholesterolemia and premature CAD in both parental family lines.


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