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Dermatology clinic

A case of xanthelasma palpebrarum

Bruce Tate
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Occurring most often on the medial aspect of the upper eyelids, xanthelasma are mainly of cosmetic concern, but they can be seen as a marker for atherosclerotic disease risk.

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Case presentation

A 67-year-old woman presented with an 18-month history of gradually enlarging, light yellow plaques on her medial upper eyelids. The plaques were asymptomatic and mainly of cosmetic concern to her.

The patient had moderate hypertension, which was being treated with amlodipine, but she was otherwise well, taking no other medications and having no known allergies.