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Article
June 1970

Plane Xanthomatosis Associated With Myelomatosis

Author Affiliations

Boston

From the Department of Allergy and Dermatology, Lahey Clinic Foundation, Boston.

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(6):683-687. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000060055013
Abstract

Plane xanthomatosis with myelomatosis occurred in a 51-year-old man. The patient had carotenemia, IgG myeloma with immunologic type-L immunoglobulins, and type IV to V lipoprotein pattern. Therapy had only an initial significant effect on the hyperlipidemia but none on the cutaneous xanthomas and the progression of the myelomatosis. The patient has survived more than 21/2 years since the diagnosis of multiple myeloma was made. As suggested by others, myelomatosis with xanthomatosis may run a relatively protracted course.

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