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Treatments For Xanthoma
Yes: Xanthomas are usually composed of cells that are very lipid laden. As such, these have a peculiar signal character on MRI scan. In the brain, these appear bright on the mris. In the brain, there is the entity of the xanthochromic pleomorphic astrocytoma. This has lipid laden astrocytic cells. ...Read more
What are the non surgical options to remove xanthoma? I am aware of the underlying cause. I want them removed now.
Xanthomas: These are due to the deposition of excess lipids in the blood: http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/skin-care/problems/medical/xanthomas1.Htm this means you have an elevation of certain blood lipids and this should be evaluated and treated by your doctor with a combination of diet and medications, if necessary, depending on the specific cause of your lipid elevation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The question: should not be "what is used " rather BY WHOM IT IS USED...a BOARD CERTIFIED OPTHAMOLOGIST or BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST should be consulted and what they CHOOSE to USE will be SAFE! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My daughter has alagille syndrome and is covered in xanthomas.. Any tips on pretreating to try to minimize scarring from them?
Xanthomas: The xanthomas are fatty deposits in the skin and a result of the abnormally high levels of cholesterol in the blood, which occurs due to the disruptions in liver functioning. In essence the liver (bile duct outlets) are the main issue. As a father of two girls, my heart and blessing go to you and your daughter. Kindest regards, james ridgway, md www.Larrabeecenter.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have xanthomas and i am using simvastatin since one month.my cholesterol level is 198 and i am 28 years old.how long i should take this medicine??
Xantomas: xanthomas are a marker o familial hyperlipidemia..this places you at significant risk for future cardiovascular events and based on your LDL cholesterol number you should be on long standing statin therapy..unfortunately statin use is contraindicated in women of childbearing age and considered unsafe for use during pregnancy..if you are considering more children you need alternate therapy ...Read more
Is it possible that infants with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia develop xanthomas or xanthelasmas?
Yes: There are plenty of other possible causes of xanthomas in kids, elbows ; butt. Especially if they're on the knees, some bloodwork would be a great idea. ...Read more
Can infants with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia develop xanthomas or xanthelasmas? What are your expert opinions?
Gene dose effect: Hi. Is the infant homozygous or heterozygous for FH? Homozygotes can develop tendon xanthomata or xanthelasma in childhood. Many heterozygotes don't ever get xanthomata. If the infant is a homozygote, he/she has a tough road ahead; heterozygotes too, but very tough for homozygotes. Good luck! ...Read more
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