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Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Xanthoma 05/15/2013
Skin growths - fatty; Xanthelasma Causes: Xanthomas are common, especially among older adults and people with high blood lipids . Xanthomas vary in size. Some are very small. Others are bigger than 3 inches in diameter. They appear anywhere on the body, but are most often seen on the elbows, joints, tendons, knees, hands, feet, or buttocks. Xanthomas may be a sign of a medical condition that involves an increase in blood lipids.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Xeroderma pigmentosum 05/15/2013
Xeroderma pigmentosum is a rare condition passed down through families in which the skin and tissue covering the eye are extremely sensitive to ultraviolet light. Causes: Xeroderma pigmentosum is an autosomal recessive disorder. This means you must have two copies of an abnormal gene in order for the disease or trait to develop. Ultraviolet light, such as from sunlight, damages the genetic material (DNA) in skin cells. Normally, the body repairs this damage.
Health Illustrated Encyclopedia Multimedia Xerosis 11/20/2012
Asteatotic eczema; Eczema craquele Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Dry skin usually gets worse during the winter. Older people are usually affected more by this condition. Symptoms: Your skin may get dry, scaly, itchy, and red. You may also have fine cracks on the skin. The problem is usually worse on the arms and legs. Signs and tests: Treatment: Treatments include: Moisturizers, especially creams or lotions that contain urea and lactic acid Topical steroids -- for areas that get very inflamed and itchy Support Groups: Expectations (prognosis): Complications: Calling your health care provider: Prevention: Do not expose your skin to water more than needed.