Cutaneous xanthomas result from the localized accumulation of lipid within the dermis or connective tissue. They can present anywhere on the body with a variety of morphologies ranging from discrete macules and papules to nodules and diffuse plaques, typically with a yellow-to-orange color due to the lipid deposition. In darker skin types, however, the lesions may appear more red-to-brown in color.


Cholesterol Ester Free Cholesterol Familial Hypercholesterolemia Monoclonal Gammopathy Diffuse Plaque 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologySt. Barnabas HospitalBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyIcahn School of Medicine at Mt. SinaiNew YorkUSA

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