Incidence of familial hyperlipemia

Kurt Hirschhorn, Rochelle Hirschhorn, Marco Fraccaro, Jan A. Böök

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Familial hyperlipemia is an inherited disease associated with early on-set of coronary atherosclerosis. In a survey of a student population in Sweden, an estimated case incidence of 2 to 3 percent was discovered. This study also demonstrates that there is probably a heterogeneity of causes for the primary elevation of blood triglycerides in man.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)716-717
Number of pages2
Issue number3350
StatePublished - 1959
Externally publishedYes


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