The Importance of Clinicopathological Correlation: A Case of Xanthoma Disseminatum

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Shreya Patel
Tania Phillips


xanthoma, diagnosis, treatment, juvenile xanthogranuloma


Xanthoma disseminatum (XD) is a rare disease that presents with pruritic papules, classically involving the extensor surfaces and mucosal areas. We present a case of XD that was misdiagnosed as eruptive xanthomas and eventually self-resolved. Self-resolving XD may be within a spectrum of adult-onset juvenile xanthogranuloma. However, as there may be systemic consequences of XD, it is critical to ensure these patients obtain a complete evaluation and close follow-up.


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