Hypoalphalipoproteinemia is a dyslipidemia characterized by extremely low HDL levels. The condition is caused by mutations of the APOA1 and ABCA1 genes. The mode of inheritance can be either autosomal dominant or recessive. Patient show an increased cardiovascular risk.
As in lipid electrophoresis HDL particles move in the alpha fraction, hypoalphalipoproteinemia is synonymous to low HDL dyslipedemia.
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