Xanthoma disseminatum: A case with extensive mucous membrane involvement

C. Varotti, V. Bettoli, E. Berti, S. Cavicchini, R. Caputo

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A 37-year-old man had red or brownish papules on his face, chest, and groin, where they coalesced into plaques. Endoscopic examination revealed the presence of small xanthomatous papules on the mucous membrane of the stomach. A biopsy specimen revealed a dense infiltrate of histiocytes, foam cells, Touton giant cells, and inflammatory cells. The diagnosis of non-X histiocytosis was confirmed by immunohistochemical studies of the infiltrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-436
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number2 II SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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