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Image Number 1590 (Xanthoma)


Diagnosis: Xanthoma

Site: Thigh

Sex: M

Age: 25


Description: Yellowish papules and plaques.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis

History: A young adult man presented with peculiar slightly elevated, flat, grouped, yellow-orange papules and plaques involved the lower thigh, over the knee joint and the forearm. The lesions had characteristic kidney-shape on the forearm. The patient had elevated cholesterol, LDL and VLDL. Family history of early death due to ischemic heart disease was positive.

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