23 March 2011

Medical Word of the Day: Xanthelasma

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Xanthelasma: also called an xanthoma, is a fatty skin growth. It looks like a sore or bump under the skin. It's usually flat, soft to the touch, and yellow in color. It has sharp, distinct edges. They are usually more common in people with high blood lipids (or fats). Comes from the Greek word xanthos for yellow.

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