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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-41

Familial type IIa hyperlipoproteinemia presenting with different types of xanthomas


Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Kajal Manchanda
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2319-7250.131841

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A 12-year-old non-obese male presented with multiple yellowish, non-tender soft papulonodular lesions over multiple sites along with firm, subcutaneous swellings along achilles tendons bilaterally since the age of 2 years. There was no history of similar complaints in family. Lipid profile revealed high levels of serum cholesterol and low density lipoproteins. Histopathological examination revealed diffuse dermal infiltrate of foamy histiocytes. He was diagnosed as a case of Type IIa hyperlipoproteinemia with different types of xanthomas. The patient was adviced dietary fat intake control and started on tablet atorvastatin 40 mg daily. Complete work up of all the other family members was adviced.


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