Juvenile Xanthogranuloma

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Juvenile Xanthogranuloma (JXG) is a skin disorder characterized by the formation of bump usually less than half a centimeter in width. They can form anywhere on the body inlcuidng lungs, heart, and kidneys. Usually the bumps are found somewhere on the upper body including the head, neck, and trunk. Sometimes they can form in or around the eye. These bumps are benign (non-cancerous) appearing reddish and yellowish. Generally, the bumps go away within a few years. He bumps tend to disappear on children in comparison to adults. Surgery can be done to remove the bump. The cause of JFG is unknown but thought to be a possible immune reaction. Always speak to your doctor about the best personal plan of action.

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