Meta Description: Febrile illness in children younger than 36 months is common and has potentially serious consequences. As parents especially fear the possibility of febrile convulsion; they often administer antipyretics without consulting a physician. Some of these rectal antipyretics are combined with phenobarbital. Phenobarbital is an antiepileptic known to induce hepatic microsomal enzymes.
Secondary causes of hyperlipidemia include hypothyroidism, nephrotic syndrome, biliary atresia, glycogen storage disease, Niemann- Pick disease, Tay-Sachs disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatitis, and anorexia nervosa. Certain medications exacerbate hyperlipidemia, including isotretinoin, thiazide diuretics, oral contraceptives, steroids, β-blockers, immunosuppressants, protease inhibitors used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and anticonvulsants.
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