A case of papular xanthoma developed in an adult

Eun Chun Han, Kyu Yeop Lee, Boncheol Goo, Sang Ho Oh, Kwang Hoon Lee

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Papular xanthoma is a normolipemic xanthomatosis, characterized by nonconfluent papular to papulonodular eruptions on the face, trunk, extremities and occasionally mucous membranes. Histologically, there was an infiltration of foamy histiocytes and Touton type giant cells in the dermis without inflammatory cells or a pure histiocytic component. But, occasional lymphocytes were interspersed between the foamy macrophage. No systemic involvement could be found and the blood lipid profiles were normal. We report a case of papular xanthoma in a 30-year-old man with typical clinical, histopathologic findings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)427-429
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology


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