MICHAEL F. KOSZALKA, M.D.; JACK J. LEVIN, M.D.
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Hyperlipemia is a condition in which there is an excessive amount of fat or lipids in the serum and is recognized by the milky, opaque appearance of the serum. This milky, opaque appearance is usually due to an increase in the neutral fat content above 150 per cent of the normal value.1 Hyperlipemia may be divided into two groups—primary and secondary (table 1). Primary lipemia or hyperlipemia of undetermined origin is known as "essential lipemia" or "idiopathic (familial) hyperlipemia."
Since Buerger and Grutz2 in 1932 first reported a case of lipoidosis with hepatosplenomegaly and xanthomatosis in an 11 year old
KOSZALKA MF, LEVIN JJ. IDIOPATHIC HYPERLIPEMIA*. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:473–480. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-33-2-473
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(2):473-480.
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