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|Title:||Death of a child as a result of familial hypercholesterolaemia||Authors:||Williams, Michael L||Issue Date:||16-Jan-1989||Publisher:||Australasian Medical Publishing Co||Source:||Williams, M. L. (1989). Death of a child as a result of familial hypercholesterolaemia. The Medical Journal of Australia, 150(2), 93–94. https://doi.org/10.5694/j.1326-5377.1989.tb136372.x||Journal:||The Medical journal of Australia||Abstract:||A 10-year-old boy died of a myocardial infarction; he had homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia. Unrecognized tendon xanthomas previously had been removed. His parents and siblings were found to have elevated cholesterol levels. The screening of at-risk children allows the early recognition of hypercholesterolaemia and intervention in the development of atherosclerosis.||DOI:||10.5694/j.1326-5377.1989.tb136372.x||Keywords:||Death, Sudden/*etiology;Hyperlipoproteinemia Type II/*complications;Arteriosclerosis/pathology;Hyperlipoproteinemia Type II/pathology;Myocardial Infarction/pathology;Child||Type:||Article|
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