Familial hypercholesterolemia in childhood and adolescents: A hidden reality.

@article{Plana2017FamilialHI,
  title={Familial hypercholesterolemia in childhood and adolescents: A hidden reality.},
  author={N{\'u}ria Plana and C{\`e}lia Rodr{\'i}guez-Borjabad and Daiana Ibarretxe and Llu{\'i}s Masana},
  journal={Clinica e investigacion en arteriosclerosis : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Arteriosclerosis},
  year={2017},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={129-140}
}
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common genetic disorder in childhood, but in most cases is not detected. High levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol are present since the child's birth and this fact will suppose silent development of early atherosclerosis. In cases of homozygous FH, the coronary disease will appear before 20s and in… CONTINUE READING