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Amyloidosis Cutis Dyschromica --- A Case Report
Jaw-Yang Wang, Hsu-Po Yeh
Dermatol Sinica 5: 105-108, 1987

The clinical manifestation of primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis was rather variable. The diagnosis of this disease can be confirmed histologically by demonstrating the presence of amyloid in the dermal papillae. The great majority of primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis was papular and macular varients and presented as pruritic or nonpruritic, discrete, closely-set or reticulated-rippling, grayish-brown papules or macules respectively. We reported a case with not only the typical picture of macular amyloidosis but also with intermingled hypopigmented, pinhead to pea sized round macules. In both specimens taken from the hypopigmented and hyperpigmented spots showed amyloid deposits confined to the papillary dermis. According to the report of Morishima in 1970, we thought that it was a case of amyloidosis cutis dyschromica.

   
   
 
 
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