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Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

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Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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What is Xanthogranuloma?

Xanthogranuloma is a rare, non-cancerous tumor. The juvenile version (JXG) is common the head and neck and presents soon after birth, and usually self-resolves within a few years. Other types of xanthogranulomas can be locally invasive. It mimics neoplasm due to its local effects, which can have serious functional consequences depending on the anatomical location.

Typical Symptoms of Xanthogranuloma

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Red or yellow skin lumps

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Xanthogranuloma

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have yellow or red lumps/bumps on your skin?

  • Do you have red skin or red spots?

Treatmentof Xanthogranuloma

Affected skin rarely requires treatment in most patients. The treatment for large masses elsewhere includes chemotherapy and immune-suppressing medications.

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References

  • Hernández-San Martín MJ, Vargas-Mora P, Aranibar L. Juvenile Xanthogranuloma: An Entity With a Wide Clinical Spectrum. Actas Dermosifiliogr (Engl Ed). 2020 Nov;111(9):725-733. English, Spanish. doi: 10.1016/j.ad.2020.07.004. Epub 2020 Jul 25. PMID: 32721389.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001731020302507?via%3Dihub

  • Collie JS, Harper CD, Fillman EP. Juvenile Xanthogranuloma. 2022 Apr 30. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan–. PMID: 30252359.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK526103/

  • Hernandez-Martin A, Baselga E, Drolet BA, Esterly NB. Juvenile xanthogranuloma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 1997 Mar;36(3 Pt 1):355-67; quiz 368-9. doi: 10.1016/s0190-9622(97)80207-1. PMID: 9091465.

    https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(97)80207-1/pdf

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Reviewed By:

Sarita Nori, MD

Sarita Nori, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Sarita Nori was drawn to dermatology because of the intersection of science and medicine that is at the heart of dermatology. She feels this is what really allows her to help her patients. “There is a lot of problem-solving in dermatology and I like that,” she explains. “It’s also a profession where you can help people quickly and really make a difference in their lives.” | Some of the typical skin problems that Dr. Nori treats include skin cancers, psoriasis, acne, eczema, rashes, and contact dermatitis. Dr Nori believes in using all possible avenues of treatment, such as biologics, especially in patients with chronic diseases such as eczema and psoriasis. “These medications can work superbly, and they are really life-changing for many patients.” | Dr. Nori feels it’s important for patients to have a good understanding of the disease or condition that is affecting them. “I like to educate my patients on their problem and have them really understand it so they can take the best course of action. Patients always do better when they understand their skin condition, and how to treat it.”

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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