Familial hypercholesterolemia revealed by multiple xanthomas
Nassiba Elouarradi, Nawal El Ansari
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;30:29. doi:10.11604/pamj..30.29.15719

Create an account  |  Sign in
PAMJ Conf Proceedings Supplement 2
"Better health through knowledge sharing and information dissemination "

Images in clinical medicine

Familial hypercholesterolemia revealed by multiple xanthomas

Nassiba Elouarradi, Nawal El Ansari
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30:29. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.30.29.15719. Published 16 May 2018



Familial hypercholesterolemia (HF) is a rare pathology characterized by a major elevation of LDL associated with tendinous and subcutaneous xanthomas. We report the case of a 16-year-old patient, born from a first degree consanguineous marriage, with no particular pathological antecedents, the patient reports appearance for 9 years of cutaneous lesions described as a swellings in the posterior face of the 2 elbows and the anterior surface of the 2 knees, painless, firm, and gradually increasing in volume. The patient consulted only at the age of 16 years in front of the aesthetic discomfort. The biological assessment objectified a hypercholesterolemia: total Cholesterol: 4.44g/l. HDL: 0.64g/l. LDL: 3.71g/l. and Triglycerides: 0.67g/l. The exploration of cardiac repercussion was without particularities.The patient was treated with dietary and lifestyle measures and atorvastatin 80 mg with good clinical and biological evolution.


Corresponding author:
Nassiba Elouarradi, Service of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolic Diseases, University Hospital of Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco
nassibaelouarradi@gmail.com

©Nassiba Elouarradi et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

More images in clinical medicine

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    






PAMJ Images in Medicine and Public Health are archived on Pubmed Central. Access PAMJ archives on PMC here

Volume 30 (May - August 2018)

This image


Share this image:

Filter images [Reset filter]

By language

PAMJ is published in collaboration with the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Currently tracked by: DOAJ, AIM, Google Scholar, AJOL, EBSCO, Scopus, Embase, IC, HINARI, Global Health, PubMed Central, PubMed/Medline, Ulrichsweb, More to come . Member of COPE.

ISSN: 1937-8688. © 2018 - Pan African Medical Journal. All rights reserved