The pathophysiological events regarding the atherosclerotic processes are present already in early childhood. Various clinical trials confirm tight correlation between dyslipidemia and cardiac and cerebrovascular complications. Over the clinical dyslipidemia genetically determined, various systemic diseases can lead to anomalies of the lipidic metabolism. The determination and analysis of the lipidic pattern is essential during childhood and in particular in patients with renal disease for the increased risk of progressive failure of renal function and for the central role of kidney in lipidic homeostasis. Cardiovascular event is the most important cause of mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. In children with nephrotic syndrome, renal failure, hemodialysis or after renal transplantation, an increase of the serum values of triglycerides, cholesterol, LDL, VLDL is generally observed. The presence of anomalies in lipidic pattern must be considered during the course of renal disease for preventing the progression of renal damage. Thus, the pharmacological therapy and diet permit to prevent the atherosclerotic events.

Lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis risk in renal diseases in pediatric age

Ferrara P;
1998-01-01

Abstract

The pathophysiological events regarding the atherosclerotic processes are present already in early childhood. Various clinical trials confirm tight correlation between dyslipidemia and cardiac and cerebrovascular complications. Over the clinical dyslipidemia genetically determined, various systemic diseases can lead to anomalies of the lipidic metabolism. The determination and analysis of the lipidic pattern is essential during childhood and in particular in patients with renal disease for the increased risk of progressive failure of renal function and for the central role of kidney in lipidic homeostasis. Cardiovascular event is the most important cause of mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. In children with nephrotic syndrome, renal failure, hemodialysis or after renal transplantation, an increase of the serum values of triglycerides, cholesterol, LDL, VLDL is generally observed. The presence of anomalies in lipidic pattern must be considered during the course of renal disease for preventing the progression of renal damage. Thus, the pharmacological therapy and diet permit to prevent the atherosclerotic events.
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