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familial hyperlipoproteinemia type V


Definition: hyperlipoproteinemia characterized by increased plasma levels of chylomicrons, VLDL, pre-ß-lipoproteins, and triglycerides, and slight rise of cholesterol on a normal diet, with ß-lipoproteins normal; may be accompanied by bouts of abdominal pain, hepatosplenomegaly, susceptibility to atherosclerosis, and abnormal glucose tolerance; probably autosomal recessive inheritance.

Synonym(s): combined fat- and carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia, familial hyperchylomicronemia with hyperprebetalipoproteinemia, mixed hyperlipemia

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