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January 2010

Hemochromatosis and Bilateral Yellow Papules of the Neck—Diagnosis

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Arch Dermatol. 2010;146(1):81-86. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.336-b

Hematoxylin-eosin–stained sections showed fragmented, calcified elastic fibers in large numbers in the upper reticular dermis. The elastic fibers were deeply stained black with the Verhoeff–van Gieson stain. Broad, lightly colored streaks represent breaks in the calcified elastic lamina of the Bruch membrane (Figure 4). Findings from fluorescein angiography confirmed these angioid streaks.

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