Xanthoma is typically caused by:
- Elevated levels of lipids (fats) in the blood
Metabolic disorders including:
- Some cancers
- Inherited metabolic disorders like familial hypercholesterolemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood)
Although xantlelasma may be associated with high triglyceride and cholesterol levels it can occur without cholesterol problems.
A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition.
The following factors increase your chance of developing xanthoma:
- Having a metabolic disorder listed above
- Having extremely high cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels
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