We describe a 33-year-old man affected with a psychotic syndrome, who developed eruptive xanthomas on the knees, elbows, buttocks and neck. In addition, diabetes mellitus, obesity and alcohol abuse but no family history of hyperlipidemia could be identified, suggesting the diagnosis of type V pattern of hyperlipoproteinemia. Complete regression of cutaneous lesions was observed 12 weeks after dietary restrictions and medical management of diabetes. Six months after disappearance of eruptive xanthomas, the patient is still under treatment and no recurrence has been observed.

Eruptive xanthomas as revealing sign of type V hyperlipoproteinemia in a patient with a psychotic syndrome

FARGNOLI, MARIA CONCETTA;
2002

Abstract

We describe a 33-year-old man affected with a psychotic syndrome, who developed eruptive xanthomas on the knees, elbows, buttocks and neck. In addition, diabetes mellitus, obesity and alcohol abuse but no family history of hyperlipidemia could be identified, suggesting the diagnosis of type V pattern of hyperlipoproteinemia. Complete regression of cutaneous lesions was observed 12 weeks after dietary restrictions and medical management of diabetes. Six months after disappearance of eruptive xanthomas, the patient is still under treatment and no recurrence has been observed.
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