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What is Xanthoma?

What is Xanthoma?

  • Xanthoma: Fatty deposits under the skin causing yellow bumps.
  • Xanthoma: A benign fibrohistiocytic neoplasm characterized by a localized collection of histiocytes containing lipid. Xanthomas usually occur in the skin and subcutaneous tissues, but occasionally they may involve the deep soft tissues. -- 2003
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Xanthoma: a skin problem marked by the development (on the eyelids and neck and back) of irregular yellow nodules; sometimes attributable to disturbances of cholesterol metabolism.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Xanthoma: Introduction

Types of Xanthoma:

Broader types of Xanthoma:

Who gets Xanthoma?

Patient Profile for Xanthoma: Typically starting before age 10

How serious is Xanthoma?

Complications of Xanthoma: see complications of Xanthoma

What causes Xanthoma?

Causes of Xanthoma: see causes of Xanthoma
Risk factors for Xanthoma: see risk factors for Xanthoma

What are the symptoms of Xanthoma?

Symptoms of Xanthoma: see symptoms of Xanthoma

Complications of Xanthoma: see complications of Xanthoma

Can anyone else get Xanthoma?

More information: see contagiousness of Xanthoma
Inheritance: see inheritance of Xanthoma

Xanthoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Xanthoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Xanthoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Xanthoma: Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Xanthoma.
Treatments for Xanthoma: see treatments for Xanthoma
Research for Xanthoma: see research for Xanthoma

Name and Aliases of Xanthoma

Main name of condition: Xanthoma

Other names or spellings for Xanthoma:


Xanthomatosis, Xanthomata Source - Diseases Database

Xanthoma multiplex, Cholesterosis cutis, Lipid granulomatosis, Lipoid granulomatosis
Source - WordNet 2.1

Xanthoma: Related Conditions

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