Endocrinology Question 4 Instructor

List 4 causes for each of primary and secondary hypertriglyceridemia.

Primary hypertriglyceridemia:

  • Familial hypertriglyceridemia
  • Familial combined hyperlipidemia
  • Familial dysbeta-lipoproteinemia
  • ApoC2 deficiency
  • Lipoprotein lipase deficiency

Secondary hypertriglyceridemia/hyperlipidemia:

  • Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity
  • Cushing’s disease, acromegaly
  • Chronic renal disease
  • Parenchymal liver disease
  • EtOH
  • Therapy with:
    • Estrogen
    • Accutane
    • Protease inhibitors
    • Atypical antipsychotics

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