June Visits 1 - 2: Severe Hypertriglyceridemia in a 6 Month Old Child


June Visits 1 - 2: Severe Hypertriglyceridemia in a 6 Month Old Child

Topic: Pediatrics
Relevant Terms: Hypertriglyceridemia, Pediatrics
Primary Audience: Physicians; Pharmacists; Registered Nurses; Advance Practice Registered Nurses; Nurse Practitioners; Physician Assistants; Registered Dietitians
Launch Date: 24-Jul-14
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.
Curriculum Name: Lipemic Specimen

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology associated with severe hypertriglyceridemia when present in young children 
  2. Recognize the typical clinical presentation, including common symptoms and physical examination findings 
  3. Generate an appropriate differential diagnosis 
  4. Choose laboratory, imaging, and diagnostic studies, tests, and procedures helpful in confirming the diagnosis 
  5. Recommend appropriate consultations, diets, and activities 
  6. Demonstrate familiarity with choice of appropriate medications 
  7. Discuss potential complications and prognosis


    Don P. Wilson, MD, FNLA 
    Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Cook Children's Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas
    Catherine McNeal, MD, PhD, FNLA
    Department of Pediatrics, Scott and White Healthcare 
    Texas A&M University, Temple, Texas
    Piers Blackett, MB, ChB, FNLA
    Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, Department of Pediatrics
    University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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