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Multifocal primary cutaneous nodular amyloidosis

  • Author(s): Matsumoto, Martha Emily
  • Collins, Mary-Katharine
  • Raptis, Anastasios
  • Jedrych, Jaroslaw
  • Patton, Timothy
  • et al.

Nodular cutaneous amyloidosis (NCA), the leastcommon form of primary cutaneous amyloidosis, ischaracterized clinically by waxy, purpuric plaques andnodules and histologically by amyloid deposits in thedermis and subcutaneous tissue. We present a patientwho developed multiple, non-contiguous NCA lesionsover a three year period without evidence of systemicdisease. We reviewed the literature and found fewother cases of this unusual presentation.

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