Papules, Scales, Plaques and Eruptions

Picture of Xanthomatosis 2

Picture of Xanthomatosis 2

This photo depicts the palm of a patient affected by xanthoma striatum palmare, a type of planar xanthoma. Yellow papules and plaques are apparent. They are prominent in finger creases and palmar folds. The patient in this photo has biliary cirrhosis. People who have type II, II, or V familial hyperlipidemia may display a very similar clinical picture. These disorders are associated with a high risk for ischemic heart disease.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Hand, vol. 5, 2010: “Palmar Xanthoma – An Indicator of a More Sinister Problem”