Are Xanthoma always associated with abnormal lipid profile ?
Hello, Are Xanthoma always associated with abnormal lipid profile ? Please leave your valuable suggestions. One of my friends is suffering from this. Respond urgently.
@shamita Xanthomas not always associated with underlying hyperlipidemia, but when they are, diagnosing and treating underlying lipid disorders is necessary to decrease the size of the xanthomas and to prevent the risks of atherosclerosis. In patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia, a major goal is to prevent pancreatitis. Treatment of the hyperlipidemia includes lipid-lowering agents such as statins, fibrates, bile acid–binding resins, probucol, or nicotinic acid. The lipid-lowering effects of these agents have been well documented, but few studies mention the efficacy of these drugs for resolving xanthomas. Eruptive xanthomas usually resolve within weeks of initiating systemic treatment, and tuberous xanthomas usually resolve after months. Tendinous xanthomas take years
to resolve or may persist indefinitely.