What is the pathophysiology of type V hyperlipoproteinemia (HLP)?

Updated: Jun 27, 2019
  • Author: Henry J Rohrs, III, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Type V HLP results when two or more causes of type IV HLP combine to produce chylomicronemia and elevated VLDL levels, which push TG levels to 1000 mg/dL or higher. Plasma samples in patients with type V HLP display a turbid infranatant and a cloudy supernatant.


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