Primary lipoprotein-lipase-activity deficiency: clinical investigation of a French Canadian population.


We examined 56 French Canadians, aged 1 week to 54 years, from eastern Quebec who were referred to the Laval University Lipid Research Centre and in whom coincidental finding (in 46% of the cases), abdominal pain (in 32%) or family screening (in 22%) led to the diagnosis of primary lipoprotein-lipase-activity deficiency (familial hyperchylomicronemia). Half… (More)


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