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November 1956

Hyperlipemia with Renal Failure Due to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich.

AMA Arch Derm. 1956;74(5):464-465. doi:10.1001/archderm.1956.01550110008003

Recent interest in the hyperlipemic states has been evidenced by increasing reports of new cases and studies in both the primary and secondary forms of this disease wherein increases in the serum neutral fats are of such magnitude as to cause turbidity of the serum. Lever and associates have recently reviewed and modified the classification of conditions associated with hyperlipemia as originally formulated by Thannhauser.1 Although Thannhauser1 still regards some instances of hyperlipemia to be secondary to recurrent pancreatitis, Klatskin and Gordon2 and Lever and associates3 believe that pancreatitis is secondary to the hyperlipemia in these cases and hence pancreatitis is not a cause of hyperlipemia. Hyperlipemia secondary to nephrotic glomerulonephritis was reported by Taylor and Curtis.4 Hence the types of hyperlipemia have been classified as follows:

A. Idiopathic hyperlipemia

  1. In children with associated hepatosplenomegaly (Bürger-Grütz disease)

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