Polygenic Hypercholesterolemia Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 20, 2017
  • Author: Catherine Anastasopoulou, MD, PhD, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Secondary causes of hypercholesterolemia need to be excluded before considering the diagnosis of polygenic/familial hypercholesterolemia. Occasionally, the above factors can worsen the condition of polygenic hypercholesterolemia.

Differential Diagnoses