The detection and management of dyslipidaemia in children and adolescents

Acta Paediatr. 1995 Nov;84(11):1213-5.


Previous algorithms regarding treatment of children with dyslipidaemia do not distinguish sufficiently between children at very high risk for cardiovascular disease and those with less exceptional risk. We propose that physicians assess risk, taking into consideration the nature of the genetic disorder, the severity of hypercholesterolaemia and the family history. Screening should be limited to children with suspected familial hypercholesterolaemia. Guidelines for individualized dietary and drug therapy are suggested.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anticholesteremic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cholesterol, LDL / blood*
  • Cholestyramine Resin / therapeutic use
  • Colestipol / therapeutic use
  • Diet Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperlipidemias* / blood
  • Hyperlipidemias* / drug therapy
  • Hyperlipidemias* / therapy
  • Male


  • Anticholesteremic Agents
  • Cholesterol, LDL
  • Cholestyramine Resin
  • Colestipol