eruptive xanthoma


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e·rup·tive xan·tho·ma

the sudden appearance of groups of 1-4 mm waxy yellow or yellowish-brown papules with an erythematous halo, especially over extensors of the elbows and knees, and on the back and buttocks of patients with severe hyperlipemia, often familial or, more rarely, in cases of severe diabetes.

eruptive xanthoma

a skin disorder associated with elevated triglyceride levels in the blood. Numerous erythematous or pale, raised papules suddenly appear on the trunk, legs, arms, and buttocks.
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Eruptive xanthoma

e·rup·tive xan·tho·ma

(ē-rŭptiv zan-thōmă)
The sudden appearance of groups of waxy, yellow or yellowish-brown papules with an erythematous halo, especially over extensors of the elbows and knees, and on the back and buttocks of patients with severe hyperlipemia, often familial or, more rarely, in severe diabetes.

e·rup·tive xan·tho·ma

(ē-rŭptiv zan-thōmă)
Sudden appearance of groups of 1-4 mm waxy yellow or yellowish-brown papules with an erythematous halo, especially over extensors of the elbows and knees, and on the back and buttocks of patients with severe hyperlipemia, often familial or, more rarely, in cases of severe diabetes.
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Mixed hyperlipidaemia group: Eruptive xanthomas were found in the five cases.
8] Eruptive xanthomas are skin manifestation of a severe hypertriglyceridaemia and implicate an elevated risk for acute pancreatitis or type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
These patients also present with eruptive xanthomas, lipemia retinalis, and pancreatitis but this disorder is usually not expressed in childhood.
23-25 Other dermatological features having a frequency less then 5% were: spontaneous blisters, granuloma annulare, lichen planus, vitiligo and eruptive xanthomas.
10) TABLE 2 Primary hyperlipidemia Genetic disorder (Frederickson type) Typical clinical findings Familial lipoprotein lipase Eruptive xanthomas, deficiency (type I) hepatosplenomegaly, pancreatitis Familial apoprotein C-II Eruptive xanthomas, deficiency (type I) hepatosplenomegaly, pancreatitis Familial combined Coronary or peripheral hyperlipidemia (type IIb) atherosclerosis Familial Palmar and tuberous xanthomas, dysbetalipoproteinemia (type coronary or peripheral III) atherosclerosis Familial hypertriglyceridemia Eruptive xanthomas (type V) (type IV or V) Adapted from: Rader DJ, Hobbs HH.