Habib Olapade

Lipid Disease Clinical Presentations

Lipid Disease Clinical Presentations

Most patients with high cholesterol levels have no specific symptoms or signs. Indeed, the vast majority of patients with lipid abnormalities are detected with a lab test either as part of a preventative screening program or patient workup. Extremely high levels of chylomicrons or VLDL particles (triglyceride levels above 1000 mg/dL or 10 mmol/L) result in the formation of eruptive xanthomas (red-yellow papules typically on the rear end). High LDL concentrations result in tendinous xanthomas on certain tendons (usually the back of the hand and the patella). Finally, a patient presenting with lipemia retinalis (cream-colored blood vessels in the fundus) may have extremely high triglyceride levels. --- This episode is sponsored by ยท Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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