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Hyperlipemia is the presence of excess lipids in the blood. It can be controlled through diet and exercise. Hyperlipemia can be a hereditary condition. It can also develop as a side effect of treatment with certain drugs. For example, hyperlipemia can develop among patients with Kaposi's sarcoma who are treated with retinoids such as 9 - cis retinoic acid.


  • Aboulafia, D.M., D. Norris, D. Henry, R.J. Grossman, J. Thommes, D. Bundow, R.C. Yocum, and V. Stevens. 2003. 9-cis-retinoic acid capsules in the treatment of AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma: results of a phase 2 multicenter clinical trial. Archives of Dermatology 139: 178-196.

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