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October 1973

Macular Amyloidosis

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Beirut, Lebanon

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

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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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