Abstract A patient had type IV hyperlipoproteinemia with the unusual and, to our knowledge, not previously reported clinical sign of xanthoma limited to follicular distribution. It is suggested that this be considered when evaluating anyone with folliculitis and hyperlipemia. References 1. Rook A, Wilkinson DS, Ebling FJG: Textbook of Dermatology . Philadelphia, FA Davis Co, 1968, p 1613. 2. Polano MK, Baes H, Hulsmans HAM, et al: Xanthomata in primary hyperlipoproteinemia: A classification based on the lipoprotein pattern of the blood . Arch Derm 100:387-400, 1969.Crossref 3. Frederickson DS, Levy RI, Lees RS: Fat transport in lipoproteins: An integrated approach to mechanisms and disorders . New Eng J Med 276:273-281, 1967.Crossref 4. Baes H, Polano MK, Pries C, et al: Distribution of various forms of xanthomata in three types of primary hyperlipoproteinemia . Dermatologica 136: 300-303, 1968.Crossref 5. Lever WF: Histopathology of the Skin . Philadelphia, JB Lippincott Co, 1967, pp 194-195.
Archives of Dermatology – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 1, 1971