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November 1969

Secondary Eruptive XanthomaType V Hyperlipoproteinemia

Author Affiliations

Tucson, Ariz

From the Associated Dermatologists, P.C., Tucson, Ariz.

Arch Dermatol. 1969;100(5):601-603. doi:10.1001/archderm.1969.01610290085019

A patient with eruptive xanthomas secondary to juvenile diabetes mellitus resembling a primary type V hyperlipoproteinemia is presented. The diagnosis of a hyperlipoproteinemia was suspected when eruptive xanthomas were seen; and confirmed by appropriate laboratory studies. The markedly increased serum triglycerides are reflected clinically in the eruptive type of xanthomas which have been shown by others to be rich in this lipid.