Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 267--270

Severe hypertriglyceridemia presenting as eruptive xanthomatosis


Sameera S Vangara, Kyle D Klingbeil, Raymond M Fertig, Jason L Radick 
 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sameera S Vangara
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1600 NW 10th Ave 1140, Miami, FL 33136
USA

Eruptive xanthomatosis is described as the sudden eruption of erythematous yellow papules in the presence of hypertriglyceridemia, often associated with serum triglyceride levels above 2000 mg/dl. Severe hypertriglyceridemia can be caused by primary genetic mutations, secondary chronic diseases, or a combination of both. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus is a known risk factor. It is imperative for physicians to be aware of eruptive xanthomatosis as a warning sign for severe hypertriglyceridemia due to the underlying risk for the potentially fatal complication of acute pancreatitis. Herein, we discuss a case of a 52-year-old man with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus who presented with eruptive xanthomata and a triglyceride level of 7157 mg/dl, the highest recorded value in the absence of acute pancreatitis, with a remarkable response to drug therapy. A review of the literature is included to discuss the clinical relevance and appropriate treatment of this disease entity.


How to cite this article:
Vangara SS, Klingbeil KD, Fertig RM, Radick JL. Severe hypertriglyceridemia presenting as eruptive xanthomatosis.J Family Med Prim Care 2018;7:267-270


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Vangara SS, Klingbeil KD, Fertig RM, Radick JL. Severe hypertriglyceridemia presenting as eruptive xanthomatosis. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jan 21 ];7:267-270
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