Eruptive Xanthomatosis: presentation of a case and review of the literature
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Rojas-Martelo, G. A., Hernández-Quiceno, D. K., & Espinoza-Delgado, W. (2018). Eruptive Xanthomatosis: presentation of a case and review of the literature. Revista Colombiana De Endocrinología, Diabetes &Amp; Metabolismo, 5(1), 44–46.


Eruptive xanthomas are abnormal deposits of lipids and foam cells (represented by lipid-laden macrophages) in the skin. They are related to disorders of lipid metabolism and, less frequently, to monoclonal gammopathies. In a percentage of the cases there is no evidence of a subsequent disease appearing these lesions sporadically. We report the case of a 57-year-old male with a prior history of diabetes mellitus and dyslipidemia, with yellowish papulo-nodular lesions disseminated in the body, clinically and histologically compatible with eruptive xanthomas.
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