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Pediatric xanthoma

Vinay Varghese Mathai1, Veena Thimmappa2*, Narendra Gangaiah3,
Pavithra Gundappa4

1Junior Resident, 2*Associate Professor, 3Professor and HOD, 4Senior resident
Department of Dermatology,  Sri Siddhartha Medical College & Research Centre, Tumakuru,
Sri Siddhartha Academy of Higher Education, Tumakuru.

Year : 2021 | Volume : 4 | Issue : 1 | Page : 27 | DOI -10.46319/RJMAHS.2021.v04i01.006

Xanthomas are cutaneous manifestations of the accumulation of fat in macrophages. They may or may not be associated with systemic derangement of lipids. The derangement could be secondary to a genetic cause like familial hypercholesterolemia. When associated with familial hypercholesterolemia especially the homozygous variant, it needs to be promptly referred due to the difficulty in management and high chances of coronary complications when treatment is delayed. Our case report details a young girl from Tumakuru who developed xanthomatous lesions at around the age of five years and presented to the outpatient department of Dermatology, Sri Siddhartha Medical College.
Key words: Cutaneous xanthoma,  Arcus juvenilis

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