Xanthelasma and Xanthoma
- Having a metabolic disorder listed above
- Having extremely high cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels
- Bumps under the skin
Skin lesions that are:
- Many different shapes
- Yellow to orange
- Have well-defined borders
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- Keep blood lipids and cholesterol at a healthy level
- Keep metabolic disorders well-controlled
American Academy of Dermatology http://www.aad.org
American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
British Columbia Ministry of Health http://www.bchealthguide.org
Canadian Dermatology Association http://www.dermatology.ca/
Ellis K, Sprecher D. Hyperlipidemia. The Cleveland Clinic website. Published May 29, 2002. Available at: http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/diseasemanagement/cardiology/hyperlipidemia/hyperlipidemia.htm. Accessed April 15, 2007.
Encyclopedia: xanthelasma and xanthoma. The University of Tennessee Medical Center website. Available at: http://www.utmedicalcenter.org/encyclopedia/?file=001447trt.htm. Accessed April 15, 2007.
Feingold K, Castro G, Ishikawa Y, Fielding P, Fielding C. Cutaneous xanthoma in association with paraproteinemia in the absence of hyperlipidemia. J Clin Invest . 1989 Mar;83(3):796-802.
- Reviewer: Ross Zeltser, MD, FAAD
- Update Date: 09/01/2011 -