AARON M. LEFKOVITS, M.D.; JOSEPH M. YOUNG, M.D.
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Lipemia retinalis is a rare complication of diabetes mellitus. Falls1 stated in 1943 that only 61 cases of lipemia retinalis had been reported up to that time and that his case was the sixty-second. We wish to place on record an additional instance of this condition which was observed in a young white adult male who was admitted to Kennedy Veterans Administration Hospital in moderately severe diabetic acidosis and in whom both lipemia retinalis and skin lesions of xanthoma diabeticorum were observed.
This interesting combination of physical findings has been described and the theoretical considerations discussed by previous authors1, 7,
LEFKOVITS AM, YOUNG JM. LIPEMIA RETINALIS AND XANTHOMA DIABETICORUM IN DIABETES MELLITUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:755–759. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-4-755
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(4):755-759.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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