What causes liver enlarged and xanthoma? 4 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.



Cholesterol is a natural substance, but too much of it can clog blood vessels and lead to heart attack or stroke. High cholesterol levels can also cause yellow deposits in the eyes or in tendons.

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Familial Combined Hyperlipidemia

Familial combined hyperlipidemia is an inherited disorder that causes high cholesterol and high levels of triglycerides. Some individuals have no physical symptoms from the disease. For others, it may cause chest pain.

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Hyperlipoproteinemia Type IV

Hyperlipoproteinemia type IV leads to higher-than-normal triglyceride level due to a genetic defect. This may cause atherosclerosis and increase risk for certain heart conditions, including coronary artery disease.

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Hyperlipoproteinemia is a common disorder that results in high levels of lipids circulating in the blood. This can cause pancreatitis, abdominal pain, enlarged liver and other symptoms.

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