THOMAS HODGE MCGAVACK, A.B., M.D.; H. CLARE SHEPARDSON, A.B., M.A., M.D., F.A.C.P.
The study of fat metabolism, and of the rôle it plays in the animal economy, has been diligently pursued by many investigators, especially in recent years. As a result of this impetus, lipoid metabolism, and particularly cholesterol utilization, is being investigated constantly in a great variety of pathologic conditions.
Alteration in the normal utilization of the lipoid substances is found ordinarily as a complicating condition in some more profound disease process, although it may occur spontaneously. However, regardless of the etiology of such disturbance, the accumulation of the lipids in the organism frequently acts as a morbific factor, the effects
MCGAVACK TH, SHEPARDSON HC. XANTHOMA ACCOMPANIED BY HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA, OCCURRING IN AN OTHERWISE NORMAL INDIVIDUAL, AND IN AN INDIVIDUAL WITH ACROMEGALY AND DIABETES1. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:582–604. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-5-582
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