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October 1973

Macular Amyloidosis

Author Affiliations

Beirut, Lebanon

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(4):583. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620250063030

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Abstract

To the Editor.—  "Macular amyloidosis" is an accepted nosologic entity. The usual clinical finding is reticulated hyperpigmentation over the scapular regions that may extend to the arms. Recently, we have encountered a patient with macular amyloidosis involving practically the whole skin surface. Because of the extensiveness of involvement, this case may be interesting.

Report of a Case  A 43-year-old Syrian man had diffuse hyperpigmentation of 11/2 years' duration. He had no complaints and no pruritus.Physical examination revealed a healthy looking man with diffuse macular hyperpigmentation involving the face, neck, trunk, and extremities. The lesions were more prominent on the forearms where a great number of hyperpigmented micropapules were also seen. Over the

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