Xanthoma: a yellow papule, nodules, or plaque
in the skin due to lipid deposits; microscopically the lesions show light
cells with foamy protoplasm (foam cells).
It can appear anywhere in the skin, but more common on the elbows,
knees, hands and feet. It can appear in the joints and tendons, usually
Xanthomatosis: an accumulation of excess lipids in the body, and or
fatty degeneration of the cornea due to disorder of lipid metabolism, marked
Xanthoma; fatty deposit under the skin, usually benign and painless.
It is a common skin disorder mark by yellowish red to brown in color.
Usually caused by increase blood lipids ( fat levels ), increase blood
cholesterol level, and triglycerides level.
Xanthomas is associated with diabetes.
Raised, flat bumps under the skin
Color may be yellowish, yellowish red to brown
Benign and painless
May cause disfigurement
To control this condition, by controlling the blood lipids, cholesterol,
and triglycerides levels.
You and your doctor may decide to surgically remove it.
* NOTE: nodules may return