Cholesterol screening in school children: is family history reliable to choose the ones to screen?


Derinoz O. , Tumer L., Hasanoglu A., Pasaoglu H. , Aksakal F. N. , Ceyhan M. N.

ACTA PAEDIATRICA, cilt.96, sa.12, ss.1794-1798, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Aim: Hyperlipidemia is a major factor accompanying atherosclerosis. As the basis of atherosclerotic heart disease begins at early childhood, we aim to find out which children should be tested for hypercholesterolemia, what the high cholesterol level in children is and what cautions should be taken to avoid atherosclerosis.