Histiocytoses – Papular Xanthoma

March 31st, 2012

Papular Xanthoma is a type of Non-X Histiocytosis that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands and Conroe dermatology offices.  Papular Xanthoma typically appears as multiple small yellow papules.  The lesions in Papular Xanthoma can be found anywhere on the body and have a predilection for the extensor surfaces.  In some instances, the lesions may resolve and leave scars.  Papular Xanthoma does not have any systemic involvement and the lipid levels are usually normal.

Papular Xanthoma