xanthoma multiplex


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xan·tho·ma·to·sis

(zan'thō-mă-tō'sis),
Widespread xanthomas, especially on the elbows and knees, that sometimes affect mucous membranes and are sometimes associated with metabolic disturbances.

xanthoma multiplex

xan·tho·ma·to·sis

(zan'thō-mă-tō'sis)
Widespread xanthomas, especially on the elbows and knees, which sometimes affect mucous membranes and are sometimes associated with metabolic disturbances.
Synonym(s): lipid granulomatosis, lipoid granulomatosis, xanthoma multiplex.

xanthoma

(zan-tho'ma) [ xantho- + -oma]
A soft, yellow skin plaque or nodule containing deposits of lipoproteins inside histiocytes. Xanthomas are esp. likely to be found on the skin of patients with hyperlipidemia.

diabetic xanthoma

A yellow fatty skin deposit associated with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.

xanthoma disseminatum

A condition characterized by the presence of xanthomata throughout the body, esp. on the face, in tendon sheaths, and in mucous membranes. See: Hand-Schüller-Christian disease

xanthoma multiplex

Xanthomata all over the body.

xanthoma palpebrarum

Xanthoma affecting the eyelids.

xanthoma tuberosum

A form of xanthoma that may appear on the neck, shoulders, trunk, or extremities, consisting of small elastic and yellowish nodules.