Xanthoma disseminatum with hepatic involvement in a child

Buyukavci M., Selimoglu A., Yildirim U., Ertekin V. , Atasoy M.

PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, vol.22, no.6, pp.550-553, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2005.00138.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.550-553


Xanthoma disseminatum is a rare, usually self-healing dermatologic disease of unknown etiology. Involvement of other organs and tissues including bone marrow, bone, and brain may be seen rarely in children. However, to date, hepatic involvement has not been reported. We describe a child with xanthoma disseminatum who had hepatic involvement, and discuss his course and treatment with steroid and azathioprine.