2011
DOI: 10.1590/s0365-05962011000700005 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Macular amyloidosis is a form of cutaneous amyloidosis characterized by dusky-brown lesions usually located on the upper back between the shoulder blades. This report describes the case of a 45-year-old female presenting with hyperpigmented macules and lace-like, non-pruritic erythema in the sacral and cervical region as well as on both arms and legs. Histology revealed amyloid deposits in the papillary dermis which exhibited apple-green birefringence after Congo red staining. There were no systemic findings. … Show more

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“…[ 12 ] It may be associated with progressive systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, primary biliary cirrhosis, Sjogren's syndrome, diabetes mellitus other systemic diseases. [ 1 ]…”
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“…[ 12 ] It may be associated with progressive systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, primary biliary cirrhosis, Sjogren's syndrome, diabetes mellitus other systemic diseases. [ 1 ]…”
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“…Pigmentation has been reported to improve with topical use of dimethyl sulfoxide. [ 1 ] Encouraging results were reported with the use of Q-switched Nd: YAG laser (1064-532 nm), without any side-effects, patients tolerating the pain of the laser treatment well. [ 1 ] Scraping with the scalpel removes the epidermis and deposits of amyloid in the dermis.…”
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