xanthelasma


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xanthelasma

[‚zan·thə′laz·mə]
(medicine)
Raised yellow plaques occurring around the eyelids, resulting from lipid-filled cells in the dermis.
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There was no difference in the prevalence of xanthelasma at presentation in males and females (p=0.
60 Lipoprotein(a) (mg/L) 50 59 Xanthoma No Xanthelasma Apo E genotype [member of]3 [member of]3 [member of]3 [member of]3 LDL receptor Stul Ala/Ala Ala/Ala (a) Reference ranges for the plasma lipids and abbreviations are as shown in Table 1.
The diagnosis of these familial hypercholesterolemia patients was based on clinical features (xanthomas, xanthelasmas, arcus cornealis), lipid profile (high LDL-cholesterol) premature coronary artery disease, family history of premature coronary artery diseases.
He was asymptomatic at the time of assessment and the physical examination was unremarkable; specifically, there were no xanthelasmas, xanthomas, carotid or peripheral bruits.
In these cases, forty two cases were found high LDL-C, xanthelasmas, tendon xanthomas and arcus cornea with exons 3, 4 mutation of LDLR gene.
They also recommended that a lipid profile be done in patients of anyage if they had diabetes, hypertension, cigarette smoking, obesity, family history of premature CHD (< 60 years in a first degree relative), an inflammatory disease, chronic renal failure, any evidence of atherosclerosis, infection with human immunodeficiency virus, xanthomas, xanthelasmas, premature arcus, or erectile dysfunction.