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September 1977

Nodular Primary Localized Cutaneous Amyloidosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and the Detroit General Hospital, Detroit.

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(9):1248-1249. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640090096016

• An 83-year-old woman had nodular primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis. Several anetodermic, bullous-appearing lesions were observed. Biopsy showed massive amyloid deposition with destruction of elastic and collagen fibers, but no bullous formation. It was concluded that the amyloid deposition induced anetodermic changes creating the clinical appearance of bullae.

(Arch Dermatol 113:1248-1249, 1977)