Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Paediatric type III dyslipidaemia: a case of vanishing hyperlipidaemia


An 11-year-old girl presented with palmar and tuberoeruptive xanthomas, and elevated triglycerides and total cholesterol levels. She had an apolipoprotein E2/E2 genotype. A diagnosis of type III dyslipidaemia was made and the patient started on niacin, fenofibrate and salmon oil. At age 18, her lipid levels were well controlled with fenofibrate once weekly. At age 21, the fenofibrate was discontinued and her lipid profile has been normal for the last 4 years. This case history may be consistent with a transient dyslipidaemia.

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.