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Familial hypercholesterolaemia commonly presents with Achilles tenosynovitis
  1. D Beeharry,
  2. B Coupe,
  3. E W Benbow,
  4. J Morgan,
  5. S Kwok,
  6. V Charlton-Menys,
  7. M France,
  8. P N Durrington

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Background:

Patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia (HeFH) develop tendon xanthomata (TX), most commonly in their Achilles tendons. Even before tendons are chronically enlarged, tenosynovitis may occur and medical advice be sought. Untreated HeFH carries a high risk of premature coronary heart disease, which can be ameliorated by early diagnosis.

Objective:

To determine …

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