Recently we observed a typical case of angiokeratoma Mibelli, and since the condition is uncommon we record this case. Judging from the number and types of cases that have been reported in the literature as angiokeratoma, much confusion exists as to the true nature of this disease. A thorough study of practically every case reported1 revealed that the typical cases of the disease, as classified and described by the accepted authority. Mibelli, are comparatively few, and that a number of cases reported as angiokeratoma bear a clinical resemblance to the classic case, but are really a different entity. Therefore, we have undertaken the task of clarifying the literature on this subject by sifting out of the melée the true cases of the condition according to Mibelli's description and separating them from the ones that do not belong to the group.
Briefly, according to Mibelli's report in 1889, angiokeratoma is
TRAUB EF, TOLMACH JA. ANGIOKERATOMA: COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF A CASE. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1931;24(1):39–54. doi:10.1001/archderm.1931.01450010044003
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