Familial hypercholesterolaemia in children and adolescents from 48 countries: a cross-sectional study

Lancet

5 April Apr 2024 one month ago
  • Werba P among authors

Approximately 450 000 children are born with familial hypercholesterolaemia worldwide every year, yet only 2·1% of adults with familial hypercholesterolaemia were diagnosed before age 18 years via current diagnostic approaches, which are derived from observations in adults. We aimed to characterise children and adolescents with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HeFH) and understand current approaches to the identification and management of familial hypercholesterolaemia to inform future public health strategies.

Reference: Familial hypercholesterolaemia in children and adolescents from 48 countries: a cross-sectional study

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