JOSEPH B. VACCA, M.D.; WILLIAM A. KNIGHT JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; GORONWY O. BROUN SR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Xanthelasma or xanthoma palpebrarum (figure 1) has been reported as being encountered more frequently than is any other type of cutaneous xanthoma.1 It has been noted to occur in many types of xanthomatosis, especially with xanthoma tuberosum and xanthoma disseminatum,1 but is believed not to occur with the xanthomatosis associated with essential hyperlipemia.2 It has been reported to occur in from 10 to 30% of the hypercholesterolemic members of families with familial hypercholesterolemic xanthomatosis,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and in up to 80% of the members with xanthomatosis.2, 9, 10
While a considerable number of reports are available
VACCA JB, KNIGHT WA, BROUN GO. CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS REGARDING XANTHELASMA1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:1019–1031. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-5-1019
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