type III familial hyperlipoproteinemia

type III fa·mil·i·al hy·per·lip·o·pro·tein·e·mi·a

(tīp fă-mil'ē-ăl hī'pĕr-lip'ō-prō-tēn-ē'mē-ă)
Increased hematologic lipoprotein levels characterized by increased plasma levels of low-density lipoproteins, β-lipoproteins, pre-β-lipoproteins, cholesterol, phospholipids, and triglycerides; frequent eruptive xanthomas and atheromatosis, particularly coronary artery disease; biochemical defect lies in apolipoproteins.
Synonym(s): familial hypercholesterolemia with hyperlipemia.
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