Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia



Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia


Helen Liapis, MD

Joseph Gaut, MD, PhD










Foamy macrophages image are seen in this glomerulus from biopsy of a 55-year-old man with nephrotic syndrome and type III hyperlipoproteinemia (cholesterol 559 mg/dL and triglycerides 2169 mg/dL). (Courtesy J. Churg, MD.)






Glomerular capillary lumen is obliterated by a mixture of foamy cells image, lipid vacuoles image, and dark-staining membrane-bound particles and lysosomes image. (Courtesy J. Churg, MD.)


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Type III hyperlipidemia


Definitions



  • Hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia associated with apolipoprotein-E2 allele

Jul 7, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia
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