How do you remember Hyperlipoproteinemia?

On this Mnemonic Monday, we challenge you to remember findings/mutations associated with Familial LPL deficiency (type I hyperlipoproteinemia) with the following mnemonic: AudRey got lipo for her 1st Cat because he had low self-esteem from being blind and having no abs.

What color is a Xanthoma?

Xanthomas are firm, raised waxy-appearing papules or bumps, which may occur on the truck, arms, and legs, and may be skin-colored, pink, or even yellow. The presence of this type of skin lesion may be associated with abnormal levels of lipids, or fats, in the blood.

What is the difference between Hyperlipoproteinemia and hyperlipidemia?

Hyperlipoproteinemia refers to a group of acquired and inherited disorders whose common denominator is excessive levels of lipids (fats) in the blood, caused by a metabolic disorder. It is also referred to as hyperlipidemia.

Is Hyperlipoproteinemia the same as hyperlipidemia?

Hyperlipidemia is also called hyperlipoproteinemia and can be primary or secondary in origin. Various primary hyperlipidemias include: Familial hypercholesterolemia: This disease is transmitted as an autosomal dominant disorder.

Can hyperlipidemia be hereditary?

For some people, high blood levels of cholesterol come from a diet that’s high in saturated fat and animal products, but for others, high cholesterol is genetic: It runs in the family. In addition to getting cholesterol from dietary sources like meat and dairy, our bodies make cholesterol, too.

What is familial combined hyperlipidaemia (FCH)?

Familial combined hyperlipidaemia (FCH for short) is found in approximately 1 in 100 people. Typically, both cholesterol and triglyceride levels are raised in the blood due to an overproduction of cholesterol and a delay in removing triglycerides.

What is type IIA familial hyperlipidemia ( chapter 213)?

Type IIa familial hyperlipidemia ( Chapter 213) is associated with tendinous and tuberous-osseous xanthomas as well as episodic Achilles tendinitis. An acute migratory, inflammatory arthritis persisting up to a month and resembling rheumatic fever occurs in up to 50% of patients. Predominantly large joints are affected.

What is familial hypercholesterolemia?

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder that affects about 1 in 250 people and increases the likelihood of having coronary heart disease at a younger age. People with FH have increased blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, sometimes called “bad cholesterol.”

What diseases are associated with hyperlipidemia in cats?

Not surprisingly, some of the same diseases that are associated with hyperlipidemia in dogs are associated with hyperlipidemia in domestic cats, including diabetes and nephrotic syndrome ( Jones, 1995; McCullagh, 1978; Watson and Barrie, 1993 ).