High Cholesterol, Familial Homozygous Medications

Definition of High Cholesterol, Familial Homozygous:

High cholesterol is the presence of high levels of cholesterol in the blood. Familial means that is passed down through families and is a genetic disorder. The altered gene that causes familial high cholesterol is located on chromosome number 19. It contains the information for a protein called LDL receptor that is responsible to clear up LDL from the blood stream. Rarely, a person inherits the gene mutation from both parents, making them genetically homozygous. Individuals who are homozygous have a severe form of hypercholesterolemia, with heart attack and death often occurring before age 30.

Drugs associated with High Cholesterol, Familial Homozygous

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Synonym(s): Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Homozygous; Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia; Homozygous FH; Hypercholesterolemia, Familial Homozygous

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