By Gary M. White, MD

Tuberoeruptive Xanthomas Courtesy Dr. Kaess

Tuberoeruptive xanthomas (TX) are xanthomas that arise typically over the extensor aspects of the elbows and knees, as well as on the heels and soles.


Firm papulonodules beginning in childhood or adulthood over the joints, especially the elbows and knees, heels, and soles occurs.


Referral to a specialist for evaluation and treatment should be done.

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Courtesy Dr. Kaess
Tuberoeruptive Xanthomas


Indian Dermatol Online J 2015;6, Suppl S1:5-8

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