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My friend who's 24 yrs old is having vascular calcification, and big lumps appeared on her elbows, she had one removed but drs. Cant find the cause.?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Inherited disorder
Familial hypercholesterolemia, an inherited disease of elevated LDL "bad" cholesterol causes early atherosclerosis resulting in vascular calcifications in the arterial wall plaques (lesions).
Fatty deposits in the skin called xanthoma are found around the eyes, elbows, knees & other joints. Read more about this at http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001429/. Get a good endocrinologist.

In brief: Inherited disorder
Familial hypercholesterolemia, an inherited disease of elevated LDL "bad" cholesterol causes early atherosclerosis resulting in vascular calcifications in the arterial wall plaques (lesions).
Fatty deposits in the skin called xanthoma are found around the eyes, elbows, knees & other joints. Read more about this at http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001429/. Get a good endocrinologist.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Lumps and Bumps
My couple of recommendations, which might not be entirely correct, is to get a full understanding of what the doctor(s) currently think the diagnosis is.
Then, your friend might want to see a specialist in endocrinology, rheumatology or orthopedics. A ct scan of the abnormal limbs or calcifications might also provide better diagnosis.

In brief: Lumps and Bumps
My couple of recommendations, which might not be entirely correct, is to get a full understanding of what the doctor(s) currently think the diagnosis is.
Then, your friend might want to see a specialist in endocrinology, rheumatology or orthopedics. A ct scan of the abnormal limbs or calcifications might also provide better diagnosis.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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