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A metabolic disorder characterized by excessive accumulation of lipids in the body and a resulting spread of xanthomas.

[New Latin xanthōma, xanthōmat-, xanthoma (xantho- + -oma) + -osis.]
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Noun1.xanthomatosis - widespread xanthomas (especially on elbows and knees); often associated with a disorder of lipid metabolism
xanthoma - a skin problem marked by the development (on the eyelids and neck and back) of irregular yellow nodules; sometimes attributable to disturbances of cholesterol metabolism


n. xantomatosis, presencia de múltiples xantomas en la piel.
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Tests revealed she had the genetic condition cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX).
Primary familial xanthomatosis with involvement and calcification of adrenals: report of two more cases in siblings of a previously described infant.
One hybrid application, Chenodeoxycholic acid sigma-tau (chenodeoxycholic acid), received a positive opinion from the CHMP for the treatment of cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis.
Cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX), like O7AHD, can present in early infancy as cholestatic liver disease and in adult life with upper motor neuron signs (20).
Retrophin founder and CEO Martin Shkreli commented that the purchase transformed his company into a commercial firm with two products approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, namely Chenoda, a chenodeoxycholic acid used for the treatment of gallstones and cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis (CTX), and Vecamyl, for management of moderately severe to severe essential hypertension.
Normolipemic papuloeruptive xanthomatosis in a child.
Moreover, APO E knockout mice also developed severe atherosclerotic lesions and cutaneous xanthomatosis most likely due to extremely high plasma cholesterol levels, diminished HDL cholesterol and the presence of less anti-atherogenic HDL particles.
8) Clinically, the differential diagnosis includes xanthomatosis, colloid milium, myxedema, and amyloidosis.
The options presented are xanthelasma, cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis and arcus cornealis.