John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Friction melanosis, friction amyloidosis, macular amyloidosis, towel melanosis: many names for the same clinical entity Volume 11, numéro 6, November - December 2001

Unit of Dermatology, Oasi Institute for Research on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging (IRCCS), Via Conte Ruggero, 73, 94018 Troina, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 545-8
  • Année de parution : 2001

Primary localized cutaneous amyloidoses (PLCA) are dermatoses characterized by the deposition of extracellular amyloid, a particular fibrillary substance; they include the following types: the rare nodular form with systemic evolution, the less rare macular form and, finally, the most common papular form or lichen amyloidosus [1]. Lichen amyloidosus is characterized by an eruption of itchy, hyperkeratotic, and reddish-brown papules over the shins, [...]