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October 1981

Primary Familial Cutaneous AmyloidosisA Study of HLA Antigens in a Puerto Rican Family

Author Affiliations

From the Dermatology Service, St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(10):639-642. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650100041025

• Three patients in three generations of a Puerto Rican family had lichen amyloidosis. The HLA typing in nine family members suggested a possible relationship to the HLA-B locus antigen known as 4c. The 4c antigen (a complex of cross-reacting antigens) or one of its components has been associated with multiple myeloma and Hodgkin's disease. HLA associations with other amyloid-related illnesses are discussed.

(Arch Dermatol 1981;117:639-642)