Familial hyperlipoproteinemia


Familial hyperlipoproteinemia: A group of genetic disorder characterized by abnormal breakdown of lipoproteins which causes abnormal lipoprotein and lipid levels in the blood. There are various types of this condition: hyperlipoproteinemia type I, II, III, IV and V. The type and severity of symptoms vary between types. The disorder tends to run in families (familial).


The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Familial hyperlipoproteinemia includes the 24 symptoms listed below: * Increased blood level of chylomicrons * Decreased level of lipoprotein lipase * Increased blood level of LDL * Increased blood level of VLDL * Increased blood level of triglycerides * Abdominal pain * Enlarged liver * Enlarged spleen * Yellow skin lumps * Xanthomas * Increased blood cholesterol * Increased blood cholesterol * Angina * Nodules in tendons * Gallstones * Cholecystitis * Atheromatosis * Increased blood uric acid level * Increased intermediated density lipid levels * Paresthesia in extremities * Tender spleen area * Recurrent acute pancreatitis * Distended abdomen * White fatty retinal deposits


* Abdominal pain * Angina * Cholecystitis * Distended abdomen * Enlarged liver * Enlarged spleen * Gallstones


The following medical news items are relevant to diagnosis of Familial hyperlipoproteinemia: * Familial hypercholesterolemia