Result of Genetic Analysis in FH Case

Gumpanart Veerakul, Chanin Limwongse, Michael D. Shapiro, Sergio Fazio, Lertlak Chaothawee, Narucha Chaishotiranant


In the last issue of Bangkok Med J 2018, Vol. 14(1): page 57-62, we reported an aborted sudden coronary death in a veryyoung man, age of 29 years.1 Although he had no other atherosclerotic risk factors, severe hypercholesterolemia was noted withLDL cholesterol of 186 mg/dl, tendinous xanthoma and family history of dyslipidemia, suggestive of an inherited condition.By clinical criteria, he was diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

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