Macular amyloidosis is a pruritic eruption that is variable in severity and consists of small, dusky-brown or grayish pigmented macules. Macular amyloidosis (MA) is the most subtle form of cutaneous amyloidosis, characterized by brownish macules in a rippled pattern, distributed predominantly. CASE REPORT. An unusual presentation of macular amyloidosis. Bárbara Lima Araújo MeloI; Igor Santos CostaII; Clara de Assis Martins GoesIII; Celina Aguiar.

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Treatment Options Medical options Topical corticosteroids Topical calcineurin inhibitors Intralesional corticosteroids Systemic retinoids Systemic cyclophosphamide Physical modalities Ultraviolet UV B phototherapy narrow band and broadband PUVA psoralen with UVA phototherapy Surgical options Dermabrasion CO2 laser therapy Optimal Therapeutic Approach for this Disease The treatment for both macular amyloidosis and lichen amyloidosis tends to be grouped together in the literature with no uniformly effective therapy for these patients.

Patient Management Laboratory testing is not recommended for macular amyloidosis because there are no specific laboratory abnormalities associated with the condition. In general, the treatment of PLCA is disappointing. The detection of amyloid is often made by the following staining patterns: Amiliodosis of cutaneous amyloidoses usually yields disappointing results. Maurer MS, et al. This suggests that genetic, environmental and even cultural factors may be implicated in PCA.

There are also reports of rare hypochromic and poikilodermatous forms 4.

A Clinico-Epidemiological Study of Macular Amyloidosis from North India

Frequent association between MEN 2A and cutaneous lichen amyloidosis. Images hosted on other servers: Macular amyloidosis MA is the most subtle mxcular of cutaneous amyloidosis, characterized by brownish macules in a rippled pattern, distributed predominantly over the trunk and extremities.


A year-old, dark-skinned housewife was followed up after presenting with a one-year complaint of dark, non-itching lesions on her arms, neck, lower back and legs. Cytokine Growth Factor Rev. Check this box if you wish to receive a copy of your message. Sun exposure did seem to play an important role in the localization of disease.

A Venereol distinct subset of macular amyloidosis. Health care resources for this disease Expert centres 22 Diagnostic tests 1 Patient organisations 2 Orphan drug s 0. Palitz LL, Peck S.

Amyloidosis – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Dermatological examination revealed irregular, reddish-brown, lace-like macules on the outer face of the arms, back of the neck, sacral region and legs. New insight into mechanisms of pruritus from molecular studies on familial primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis. In our study comprising 50 patients from Northern India, we studied the possible etiological and risk factors of MA. A clinicopathologic study from Saudi Arabia.

Histopathology is not specific and amyloid deposits can be demonstrated only in a small number of patients. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor Amyloidogenesis in organ-limited cutaneous amyloidosis: However, the relationship if any between history of atopy and MA has not been either confirmed or explained.

J Am Acad Dermatol. Unusual pigmentation on the skin over trunk bones and extremities.

An antigenic identity between epidermal keratin and skin amyloid. The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only.

Similar features of thinning of epidermis, moderate acanthosis and hyperkeratosis, focal distribution of the basal layer with pigmentary incontinence as observed by us have been consistently described.

Histology revealed amyloid deposits in the papillary dermis which exhibited apple-green birefringence after Congo red amiloidodis.

But treatments can help you manage your symptoms and limit the production of amyloid protein. Amyloidoses can be systemic or localized. There is some evidence in the literature that macular amyloidosis is more common in women who are between the ages of 20 to 50 years. Which of the following best describes your experience with hand-foot-and-mouth disease? Discussion Amyloidosis is an extra-cellular deposition of the fibrous protein either involving multiple organ systems systemic amyloidosis or restricted to a single-tissue site localized amyloidosis.


Advertising revenue supports our not-for-profit mission. Similar observations were made in studies by Rasi et amiloicosis. In our study, there was a wide variation in the duration of the disease ranging from 1 month to 12 years. If the condition affects nerves that control blood pressure, you may experience dizziness or near fainting when standing too quickly.

If amyloid affects the nerves that control your bowel function, you may experience periods of alternating constipation and diarrhea. Mesh-like pattern consisting of 6 – 10 nanometer nonbranching fibrils diagnostic of amyloid. The amyloid was localized to the ,acular zone and not scattered or localized around blood macualr or appendages. Appropriate amiloidosiz to other specialists should be considered if any of these diseases are suspected.

The specific cause of your condition depends on the type of amyloidosis you have. Amilokdosis on Demand Journal. Overview Amyloidosis am-uh-loi-DO-sis is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in your organs.