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April 1972

Immunoglobulins and Complement C'3 in Lichen AmyloidosusImmunofluorescent Study

Author Affiliations

Buenos Aires

From the Department of Dermatology, Instituto de Investigaciones Médicas (Dr. Stringa); Instituto de Pediatría, Hospital de Clínicas (Dr. Stringa); and Department of Dermatology, Policlínico de Avellaneda (Drs. Bianchi, Casala, and Bianchi), Buenos Aires.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;105(4):541-543. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620070013005

Direct immunofluorescent technique in six cases of lichen amyloidosus failed to detect binding of immunoglobulins IgG, IgA, and IgM and complement C′3 in amyloid deposits. According to these results, the immune pathogenesis could be ruled out in this type of condition.