A case of xanthoma disseminatum: A rare type of non–Langerhans cell histiocytosis

ATM Asaduzzaman, Md. Mostaque Mahmud, Muhammad Raquib Rahman, MA Wahab, Nadia Sharleen

Abstract


Xanthoma disseminatum (XD) is a rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis that may involve skin, mucous membrane and internal organs. It manifests as symmetrically distributed, yellow-brown papules and nodules, involving face and flexures of body. We describe a case of XD in a 22-year-old female. She presented with multiple yellow-brown papules and plaques over face and body folds. Skin lesions were accompanied by visual disturbances. Examination revealed xanthomatous infiltration of cornea and oral mucosa. The case was confirmed with histopathological assessment.

 


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Non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis, xanthoma disseminatum

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