Liver transplantation as a treatment option for three siblings with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia


Küçükkartallar T., Yankol Y., Kanmaz T., TOPALOĞLU S., Acarlı K., Kalayoğlu M.

PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, vol.15, no.3, pp.281-284, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01469.x
  • Journal Name: PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-284

Abstract

FH is a hereditary inherited disorder of cholesterol metabolism. Homozygous form of the disease associates severe form of atherosclerotic disease. Clinicians have been tried to inhibit the progression of the homozygous FH with medical and surgical treatment. We here present three siblings with homozygous FH who were successfully treated with liver transplantation.