Hypercholesterolemia

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Etiology

  • Idiopathic
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Chronic renal insufficiency
  • Obstructive liver disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Cushing’s syndrome
  • Familial, eg, familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Drugs: oral contraceptives, thiazides (short-term effect), beta blockers (short-term effect), corticosteroids, cyclosporine

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Last updated: December 1, 2014