Cascade screening and treatment of children with familial hypercholesterolemia in Turkey


Kose E., Kose M., Ozturk S. I. , Ozcan E., Onay H. , Ozkan B.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.33, no.10, pp.1251-1256, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem-2020-0234
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.1251-1256

Abstract

Objectives: Premature coronary artery disease is the most common preventable cause of death in developed countries, and familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is the most common monogenetic disorder of lipid metabolism, predisposing for premature coronary artery. FH is the most common preventable cause of death in developed countries. In 2016, the national lipid screening program in school-age children has been started in Turkey. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of lipid screening program, lipid-lowering treatments, and the challenges of treatments in children diagnosed with FH.