Yellow Papules

March 1, 1998
Norman Levine, MD

Hundreds of yellow papules developed on the trunk and extremities of this patient, whose diabetes was uncontrolled.

Hundreds of yellow papules developed on the trunk and extremities of this patient, whose diabetes was uncontrolled.

These are eruptive xanthomas, a condition directly related to diabetes. The diagnosis is confirmed by a dramatically elevated serum triglyceride level.

 

 

 

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