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Hyperlipoproteinemia type 3

Disease definition

Hyperlipoproteinemia (HLP) type 3 is a rare combined hyperlipidemia characterized by high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, transported by intermediate density lipoproteins (IDLs), and a high risk of premature atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.


  • Synonym(s):
    • Broad-betalipoproteinemia
    • Dyslipidemia type 3
    • Familial dysbetalipoproteinemia
    • Familial hyperlipoproteinemia type 3
    • HLP type 3
    • Hyperlipidemia type 3
    • Remnant disease
  • Prevalence: 1-5 / 10 000
  • Inheritance: Multigenic/multifactorial or Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: E78.2
  • OMIM: 617347
  • UMLS: C0020479
  • MeSH: D006952
  • GARD: 6703
  • MedDRA: 10060751

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