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Treatment of the arthropathy of familial hypercholesterolaemia.
  1. G J Carroll,
  2. C E Bayliss


    A 29-year-old woman suffering from the arthropathy of familial hypercholesterolaemia was treated with a fat-modified low-cholesterol diet and colestipol. Symptomatic improvement occurred in association with a moderate reduction in the plasma cholesterol concentration. The pathogenesis of the musculoskeletal features of this disease is reviewed, and the implications of this patient's therapeutic response are explored.

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