Familial hypercholesterolaemia commonly presents with Achilles tenosynovitis.

  title={Familial hypercholesterolaemia commonly presents with Achilles tenosynovitis.},
  author={D Beeharry and B Coupe and Emyr W. Benbow and Jane B Morgan and S Y Kwok and Valentine Charlton-Menys and Michael France and Paul N. Durrington},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={65 3},
BACKGROUND Patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HeFH) develop tendon xanthomata (TX), most commonly in their Achilles tendons. Even before tendons are chronically enlarged, tenosynovitis may occur and medical advice be sought. Untreated HeFH carries a high risk of premature coronary heart disease, which can be ameliorated by early diagnosis. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of episodes of Achilles tendon pain in HeFH before its diagnosis. METHODS Patients with… CONTINUE READING


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