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Image Number 116 (Tuberous xanthoma)

 
Morphology:
Nodule

Diagnosis: Tuberous xanthoma

Site: Elbow

Sex: F

Age: 35

Type: Clinical

Description: firm red-yellow nodules

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Xanthomas might indicate an underlying disorder of  lipid metabolism.  Tuberous xanthomas tend to occur on pressure areas like elbows, knees and buttocks.  They are usually associated with  hypercholesterolemia and increased levels of LDL.

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