familial hypertriglyceridemia

familial hypertriglyceridemia
a genetically heterogenous, autosomal dominant disorder of lipoprotein metabolism characterized by mildly elevated triglycerides and very-low-density lipoproteins, thus having a type IV hyperlipoproteinemia phenotype but lacking other biochemical or clinical features. The disorder can interact with secondary factors to cause more severe elevation of triglycerides with hyperchylomicronemia, a type V phenotype; see familial hyperchylomicronemia and see also table at hyperlipoproteinemia.

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