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Article
December 1965

Hyperglobulinemic Purpura Terminating in Myeloma, Hyperlipemia, and Xanthomatosis

Author Affiliations

NEW HAVEN, CONN

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine.

Arch Dermatol. 1965;92(6):679-686. doi:10.1001/archderm.1965.01600180071013
Abstract

A case of long-standing hyperglobulinemic purpura eventuating in xanthoma tuberosum, hyperlipidemia, and myeloma is presented. Laboratory studies disclosed marked elevations of serum cholesterol, triglycerides, fatty acids, and β2-globulin. Bone marrow examination confirmed the diagnosis of multiple myeloma. The causal relationship of the myeloma protein to the hyperlipidemia is discussed.

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