A 62-year-old man with clinical and biochemical findings consistent with homozygous Tangier disease is presented. Widespread atherosclerosis was present. Bile lipid analysis showed a low molar percentage of cholesterol with a low saturation index. The data suggest that high density lipoprotein cholesterol may act as a preferential precursor of biliary cholesterol. Coagulation and platelet studies indicated that the patient's platelets were hyper-responsive to aggregating agents and produced an increased amount of thromboxane B 2. A platelet storage pool deficiency was also found.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||European Journal of Clinical Investigation|
|Publication status||Published - 1984|
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