B. C. PAYNE, M.D.; A. M. WALDRON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Essential hyperlipemia is a disease of rather recent recognition. Described first by Holt et al. in 1939,11 it was repeatedly reported in pediatric literature as a relatively benign condition. Almost 10 years later, reports from Scandinavia and America indicated a high incidence of coronary heart disease at a relatively early age in adults. An excellent descriptive analysis of the condition was published by Joyner13 in 1953. More recent reports only emphasize the frequency of associated coronary atherosclerosis (10 of 17 case reports).15, 17
The condition has definite familial tendencies, and no racial predilection can be anticipated on the basis
PAYNE BC, WALDRON AM. ESSENTIAL HYPERLIPEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:1420–1426. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-6-1420
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(6):1420-1426.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Dyslipidemia.
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