EDWARD C. FRANKLIN, M.D.; MILTON WEISSMAN, B.S.
Lipemia retinalis and xanthoma diabeticorum are occasionally seen in patients with diabetes mellitus and are thought to be due to abnormalities in the serum lipid fractions. Since the first description of lipemia retinalis by Heyl in 1880,1 only about 68 cases have been reported in patients with diabetes. To the best of our knowledge only seven of these have had complete determinations of the lipid fractions at the time of diagnosis, and only five of these were studied after the disappearance of the eye findings.2, 3, 4 Experimental procedures designed to elucidate the pathogenesis of lipemia retinalis are difficult to
FRANKLIN EC, WEISSMAN M. SERUM LIPIDS IN LIPEMIA RETINALIS: REPORT OF A CASE*. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:413–419. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-46-2-413
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(2):413-419.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia.
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