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European Journal of Dermatology


Angiokeratoma of the gluteal region in old age Volume 27, issue 1, January-February 2017


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1 Department of Dermatology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Anyang,
2 SAS Dermatologic Clinic, Seoul, Korea

Angiokeratoma (AK) is defined as a group of diseases, characterised by hyperkeratosis and dilated vessels in the upper dermis [1, 2]. Clinically, it presents with 2∼10-mm deep red to violet verrucous hyperkeratotic papules or plaques, and is classified into five subtypes according to pathophysiology and clinical features [1, 3, 4]. Histologically, it is characterised by one or more dilated blood vessels, congested with erythrocytes in the subepidermis [2, 5]. Other typical histological findings [...]