A young type III hyperlipoproteinemic patient associated with apolipoprotein E deficiency.


A 13-year-old female patient had noticed tuberoeruptive xanthomas since 3 years of age. Her serum, VLDL, and IDL cholesterol levels were high (348, 158, and 60 mg/dL, respectively), while LDL and HDL cholesterol levels were 56 and 62 mg/dL, respectively. VLDL-cholesterol/serum triglyceride ratio was extremely high (0.86), suggesting type III… (More)


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