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eruptive xanthoma

eruptive xanthoma in Medicine

eruptive xanthoma n.
A condition affecting individuals with severe hyperlipemia in which groups of waxy yellow or yellowish-brown lesions appear suddenly, especially over extensors of the elbows and knees and on the back and buttocks.

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