Familial Hyperalphalipoproteinemia

Charles J. Glueck, MD; Ronald W. Fallat, MD; Frank Millett, AAS; Paula M. Steiner
Arch Intern Med. 1975;135(8):1025-1028. doi:10.1001/archinte.1975.00330080027004.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

A 26-member kindred had the newly recognized heritable hyperlipoproteinemia, familial hyperalphalipoproteinemia. In affected family members, hyperalphalipoproteinemia was not secondary to any diseases, drugs, or industrial exposures known to elevate α-lipoprotein (high-density) cholesterol (C-HDL) levels. Hyperalphalipoproteinemia was transmitted vertically through three generations. There were five matings of hyperalphalipoproteinemic to normal individuals, with 25 offspring. The ratio of offspring with elevated C-HDL levels to those with normal C-HDL levels was 12:13 (0.923), a ratio not significantly different from 1 (X2=0.04), the ratio predicted for an autosomal dominant trait. In affected kindred members, levels of total plasma cholesterol were slightly elevated, those of low density lipoprotein cholesterol were normal to low, those of triglyceride were normal, and those of C-HDL were consistently elevated. Affected subjects were healthy, without xanthomata, and had no unique physical or neurological features.


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours





Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.