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Common patterns of Secondary Dyslipidemias

  • May 18,2021
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Common patterns of Secondary Dyslipidemias

Disease Factor







Anorexia nervosa


Chronic renal failure

Cigarette smoking

Diabetes mellitus


Antiviral medications (HIV protease inhibitors)

Beta blockers



Exogenous estrogens




Retinoic acid derivatives

Thiazide diuretics






Nephrotic syndrome


Obstructive liver disease**



TG- Triglycerides; HDL-C-High Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol; LDL-C - Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol

*High, normal, or low values have been reported in different series

**Unusual lipoprotein particles, such as lipoprotein-X, may accumulate and levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are typically elevated.

***HDL levels tend to decrease in the later stages of the disease



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