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An unusual presentation of macular amyloidosis.
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PMID:  22068763     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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. This is a case of macular amyloidosis with an unusual presentation. The literature on the subject is also reviewed.
Bárbara Lima Araújo Melo; Igor Santos Costa; Clara de Assis Martins Goes; Celina Aguiar Frota Tigre; Nara Frota André
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anais brasileiros de dermatologia     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1806-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  An Bras Dermatol     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
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Created Date:  2011-11-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0067662     Medline TA:  An Bras Dermatol     Country:  Brazil    
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Languages:  eng; por     Pagination:  S24-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centro de Dermatologia Dona Libânia, Fortaleza, CE, Brasil.
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