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Dyslipidemia in children: Definition, screening, and diagnosis

Sarah D de Ferranti, MD, MPH
Jane W Newburger, MD, MPH
Section Editor
David R Fulton, MD
Deputy Editor
Carrie Armsby, MD, MPH


Dyslipidemias are disorders of lipoprotein metabolism that result in the following abnormalities:

High total cholesterol (TC)

High low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)

High non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C)

High triglycerides (TG)


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