Hyperlipoproteinaemia is the increase in lipoproteins in the blood. Hyperlipoproteinaemia can be of the following two types: (i) Secondary Hyperlipoproteinaemia: associated with diabetes, myxoedema, nephrotic syndrome, chronic alcoholism, drugs (corticosteroids, oral contraceptives, Beta blockers) etc. (ii) Primary Hyperlipoproteinaemia: due to: (a) A single gene defect: is familial and called ‘monogenic’ or genetic Hyperlipoproteinaemia. (b) Multiple […]

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