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What is eruptive xanthomatosis in people who have diabetes?

Eruptive xanthomatosis is a condition caused by diabetes that's out of control. It consists of firm, yellow, pea-like enlargements in the skin. Each bump has a red halo and may itch. This condition occurs most often on the backs of hands, feet, arms, legs, and buttocks.

The disorder usually occurs in young men with type 1 diabetes. The person often has high levels of cholesterol and fat in the blood. These bumps disappear when diabetes control is restored.

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