- 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
Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
Canadian Dermatology Association http://www.dermatology.ca
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: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated September 22, 2011. Accessed August 27, 2014.
Xanthomas. DermNet NZ website. Available at: http://www.dermnetnz.org/dermal-infiltrative/xanthoma.html. Updated May 18, 2014. Accessed August 27, 2014.
- Reviewer: Fabienne Daguilh, MD
- Review Date: 06/2014 -
- Update Date: 08/27/2014 -