What is the role of medications in the treatment of pediatric hypoalphalipoproteinemia (low HDL-C levels)?

Updated: Jun 27, 2019
  • Author: Henry J Rohrs, III, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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In experimental studies, statins have been used to raise HDL-C levels in the absence of other lipid abnormalities; however, in the authors' opinion, isolated depressions in HDL-C concentrations in the pediatric population should not be treated with drugs.


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