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ALPHABETIC INDEX OF DISEASES AND HUMAN CONDITIONS

Xanthoma: Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Xanthoma - the formation of yellow spots on the skin, caused by a violation of lipid metabolism in the body. There are several kinds of xanthomas. Tuberous xanthomas are usually formed on the skin of the knee and elbow areas, tendon - on the tendons of the extensors of the hands and feet, as well as on the Achilles tendon. Grapes from small yellow papules are called pouring xanthomas, flatter formations are flat. Large nodal formations arise mainly on the elbows and knees. On the elbows, knees, phalanges of fingers, in the wrists and tarsus, crater-like nodules are formed - tuberous xanthomas, a peculiar yellowish coloration of the palms and soles and flat formations, or flat xanthomas. It...