- Elevated levels of fats in the blood
- Metabolic disorders including:
- Having a metabolic disorder listed above
- Having extremely high cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels
- Increased age
- 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
Canadian Dermatology Association http://www.dermatology.ca
Xanthoma. The University of Tennessee Medical Center website. Available at: http://www.utmedicalcenter.org/your-health/encyclopedia/general/001447. Accessed August 2, 2013.
Feingold K, Castro G, et al. Cutaneous xanthoma in association with paraproteinemia in the absence of hyperlipidemia. J Clin Invest. 1989 Mar;83(3):796-802.
Xanthoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated September 22, 2011. Accessed August 2, 2013.
- Reviewer: Ross Zeltser, MD, FAAD; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -