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September 1955

SECONDARY ERUPTIVE XANTHOMA AND NAEVUS UNIUS LATERIS WITH LIPOID NEPHROSIS

AMA Arch Derm. 1955;72(3):275-276. doi:10.1001/archderm.1955.03730330055008
Abstract

The coexistence of xanthomata with lipoid nephrosis is rare in the literature. This combination, with the xanthomata located within a telangiectatic vascular naevus unius lateris, has never been previously reported. Although numerous cases of secondary eruptive xanthomata associated with hyperlipemia, of specific or idiopathic origin, have been described,1 careful search discloses but three references to such an eruption associated with lipoid nephrosis.* Unilateral nevi have been reported as lichenoid,5 comedonicus,† tardus,9 verrucous,10 and eczematous11 varieties. A case of telangiectatic vascular naevus unius lateris, however, has not been reported. Since the occurrence of eruptive xanthoma is a manifestation of underlying hyperlipemia,1 which is constant in lipoid nephrosis, the paucity of reports of associated xanthomata is interesting. The occurrence of such xanthomatous lesions, almost entirely within the area of great vascularity of the nevus, adds to the importance of the

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