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Case report
Diffuse normolipemic plane xanthoma with underlying photosensitive dermatoses
  1. Mudita Gupta1,
  2. Rajni Sharma1,
  3. Anchana Gulati2 and
  4. Archit Gupta3
  1. 1 Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  2. 2 Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  3. 3 Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Archit Gupta; archit9th{at}


Diffuse plane xanthomatosis is a normolipemic non-Langerhan cell histiocytosis. Clinically, patient presents as asymptomatic yellowish plaques involving eyelids, neck, upper trunk and flexures. Usually, there is an associated haematological or lymphoproliferative malignancy which may precede or follow dermatological manifestations by many years. Rarely inflammatory dermatosis like atopic eczema, photosensitive dermatosis, erythroderma, previous scars and lymphoedema have been found to be associated with these xanthomas. We are reporting a 46-year-old male patient who had a history of photosensitivity for the last 15 years and subsequently developed diffuse plane normolipemic xanthomas.

  • dermatology
  • malignant disease and immunosuppression
  • metabolic disorders
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  • Contributors MG literature search, intellectual comtent and manuscript editing. RS manuscript preparation. AnG literature search and intellectual content. AG literature search and manuscript preparation.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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