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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 5-7

Madarosis in a normolipidemic woman: Is giant xanthelasma palpebrarum the culprit?


Department of Dermatology, BYL Nair Ch. Hospital and TNMC, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Hari Pathave
Department of Dermatology, BYL Nair Ch. Hospital and TNMC, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jdds.jdds_108_20

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Xanthelasma palpebrarum (XP) is the most common cutaneous xanthoma. It is triggered by hyperlipidemia, thyroid dysfunction, and diabetes mellitus. Madarosis, loss of eyebrows, occurs in various diseases ranging from local dermatological disorders to complex systemic diseases. Herein, we present a case of giant XP in a middle-aged female in whom bilateral partial madarosis developed. In polarized contact dermoscopy, the number of hairs on xanthoma plaque was reduced compared to normal.


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