Clinical Case Database / Category: Patient Management


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Ahai Luvai MBChB, MRCP, Wycliffe Mbagaya MBChB, MRCP
Foundation Years Journal, volume 5, issue 6, p.40 (123Doc Education, London, July 2011)


This case based discussion focuses on a lady with hypercholesterolaemia following an acute admission for severe sepsis. We will discuss the assessment, differential diagnosis and management of secondary hyperlipidaemia.

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Ahai Luvai MBChB, MRCP

Specialty Registrar in Metabolic Medicine
Leeds General Infirmary
Great George Street

Wycliffe Mbagaya MBChB, MRCP

Specialty Registrar in Metabolic Medicine
Leeds General Infirmary
Great George Street


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3. Feher MD, Richmond W. Lipids and lipid disorders. 3rd Edition 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd.
4. NICE clinical guideline 71. Familial hypercholesterolaemia. Aug 2008.
5. Foundation Year Programme Curriculum: core competencies and skills


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