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European Journal of Dermatology


Diffuse dermal angiomatosis of the abdomen Volume 25, numéro 4, July-August 2015


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1 Division of Dermatology,
2 Dermatopathology Unit,
San Gallicano Dermatological Institute,
Via Elio Chianesi 53,
00144 Rome, Italy
3 Dermatopathology Research Unit,
Medical University of Graz,
Graz, Austria

Diffuse dermal angiomatosis (DDA) is a well-defined clinicopathological entity belonging to the cutaneous reactive angiomatoses, a group of benign vascular disorders characterized by intravascular and extravascular hyperplasia of endothelial cells with or without accompanying pericytes [1]. Clinical hallmarks of DDA are erythemato-violaceous plaques with occasional superficial ulceration, characterized histologically by a diffuse proliferation of CD31-positive endothelial cells arranged between the [...]