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Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Volume 27, Issue 5-6 (May 2014)


Diabetic lipemia presenting as eruptive xanthomas in a child with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type IIIa

Prerna Batra
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Published Online: 2011-09-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem.2011.236


Diabetic lipemia, although common in type 2 diabetes, is rare in type 1 diabetes mellitus. It may manifest as lipemia retinalis, eruptive xanthomas, fatty liver, and pancreatitis. We describe a 6-year-old girl diagnosed with autoimmune poly­glandular syndrome type IIIa, who presented with diabetic lipemia manifesting as eruptive xanthomas. Probable metabolic derangements causing such severe lipid abnormalities and its treatment are discussed.

Keywords: autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type IIIa; diabetic lipemia; diabetes mellitus type II; eruptive xanthomas


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Corresponding author: Prerna Batra, MBBS, MD, C-901, Exotica Elegance, Ahinsa Khand II, Indrapuram, Ghaziabad, 201010 Uttar Pradesh, India, Phone: +91-995-8672759, E-mail:

aContributions of authors: The manuscript has been read and approved by all the authors and requirement for authorship of this document has been met. Each author believes that the manuscript represents honest work. They did not receive grants from any commercial entity in support of this work. There are no conflicts of interest.

Received: 2011-03-30

Accepted: 2011-08-16

Published Online: 2011-09-21

Published in Print: 2014-05-01

Citation Information: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, ISSN (Online) 2191-0251, ISSN (Print) 0334-018X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpem.2011.236.

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