ESAR GORDON MARGOLIN
In recent years cholesterol and its esters have been singled out of the lipid constituents of the body for special consideration, largely because of their relationship to atheromatous changes and partly because of their chemical similarities to adrenal and sexual hormones. Clinicians have been impressed with the importance of the cholesterol levels in certain disease states, and the measurement of cholesterol is now a standard test in most clinical laboratories. A recent case of xanthoma diabeticorum, manifesting striking alterations in cholesterol metabolism occurring in the course of uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, is presented.
Present Illness: A 21 year old
MARGOLIN EG. XANTHOMA DIABETICORUM*. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:629–635. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-39-3-629
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(3):629-635.
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