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Widespread xanthomas, especially on the elbows and knees, that sometimes affect mucous membranes and are sometimes associated with metabolic disturbances.
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.
A yellow fatty skin deposit associated with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
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
Xanthomata all over the body.
Xanthoma affecting the eyelids.
A form of xanthoma that may appear on the neck, shoulders, trunk, or extremities, consisting of small elastic and yellowish nodules.