2009, Number 1
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ABSTRACTBackground: The spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) occurs in approximately 10% of all cases of cerebral vascular disease (CVD). The etiology of this condition includes vascular malformations, hypertension, and drug use. Recently attention has focused on the association between hypocholesterolemia and increased incidence of HIC. Objectives: To determine association between hemorrhagic CVD and hypocholesterolemia. Material and methods: Case-control study was made in the Internal Medicine Service in Hospital General Xoco.We included 88 patients, 44 with CVD hemorrhagic corroborated tomographic and 44 healthy controls. Values were determined serum cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol in all subjects. The statistical analysis was conducted by obtaining odds ratio for each variable with confidence interval to 95%. Results: The odds ratio of risk of hemorrhagic EVC for hypocholesterolemia was 1.33 (95% CI 1.21-1.45, p ‹ 0.05). Conclusion: The hypocholesterolemia not proved to be a risk factor for hemorrhagic CVD, however, other variables such as elevated levels of LDL-C and hypertriglyceridemia behaved as protective factors.
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