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Causes of angiokeratoma fordyce

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology 19 years experience
No!: The pathophysiology of angiokeratomas remains unknown, although increased venous pressure may contribute to their formation. Also a case report recomm... Read More

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Patient's choice: Often the best treatment is to do nothing. Depending on what's available, lasers, cryotherapy, microsurgery may all be offered.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
It's possible: Angiokeratomas are a combination of dilated blood vessels and keratosis of the skin. The thicken skin can cause itching.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
They just happen: Don't worry about fabry's if you don't have them elsewhere. I suspect there's a genetic component. There's a counterpart in m... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Symptoms?: Angiokeratomas are benign skin lesions of capillaries (tiny blood vessels). I am not sure what causes them. Most patients are without symptoms and do ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Angiokeratoma are...: Angio has to do with blood vessels, while kerato pertains to the tough outer layer of the skin. Angiomas are benign proliferations of blood vessels th... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Laser or cautery: Angiokeratomas are little flesh-colored papules made of small blood vessels that are sometimes mistaken for acne pimples. They can be cauterized with ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Don't require treat: In most instances, these are left alone. On occasion, a biopsy may be cc required to establish a definitive diagnosis, treatment can use surgical exci... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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It's a benign : Cutaneous lesion of capillaries, generally unworthy of further investigation. Very rare and easy to be misdiagnosed. Biopsy sometimes necessary. Diff... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
When ulcerated: These tend to itch when ulcerated or I flammed

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