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Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is verruciform xanthoma?

This is a rare, benign condition affecting the inner lining of the oral cavity. It appears as a rough or pebbly-textured growth. The cause is unclear but may be associated wuth human papillomavirus (HPV). Men and women are both affected, and it is commonly seen in the 40 to 70 -year-old age group.

Symptoms of verruciform xanthoma

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Areas of skin have turned pinkish and covered with little bumps

Questions your doctor may ask to check for verruciform xanthoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose verruciform xanthoma

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have pink, rough patches of skin with tiny bumps?

Treatment for verruciform xanthoma

The treatment involves surgical removal of the lesion.

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  • Wang YH, Wang HS, Shih IH. Verruciform xanthoma: An elderly male genital predominance trend. Australas J Dermatol. 2021 May;62(2):e290-e292. doi: 10.1111/ajd.13461. Epub 2020 Nov 28. PMID: 33247836.

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