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xanthomatosis

 [zan″tho-mah-to´sis]
an accumulation of excess lipids in the body due to disturbance of lipid metabolism and marked by the formation of foam cells in skin lesions called xanthomas.
xanthomatosis bul´bi fatty degeneration of the cornea due to disorder of lipid metabolism, marked by the presence of xanthomas.
chronic idiopathic xanthomatosis Hand-Schüller-Christian disease.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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xanthomatosis

(zăn′thō-mə-tō′sĭs)
n.
A metabolic disorder characterized by excessive accumulation of lipids in the body and a resulting spread of xanthomas.
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xanthomatosis

A generalized, nonspecific ↑ in xanthomas that may occur in malignancy–eg, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, or occur in other disease–eg, familial hypercholesterolemia syndrome, Langerhans' cell histiocytosis-Hand-Schüller-Christian type, Wolman's disease
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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.
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xanthomatosis

A condition occurring in various, often hereditary, disorders of fat metabolism, in which cholesterol-containing fatty nodules (xanthomas) occur in different parts of the body, including the tendons, arteries, the skin, the corneas, the crystalline lenses, the internal organs and the brain. The effects depend on the site of the deposits and may include mental deficit. Treatment with CHENODEOXYCHOLIC ACID, to inhibit synthesis of bile acids, may help.
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xan·tho·ma·to·sis

(zan'thō-mă-tō'sis)
Widespread xanthomas, especially on elbows and knees, which sometimes affect mucous membranes and may be associated with metabolic disturbances.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012