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What is angiokeratomas.

What is  angiokeratomas.

It's a benign : Cutaneous lesion of capillaries, generally unworthy of further investigation. Very rare and easy to be misdiagnosed. Biopsy sometimes necessary. Diffuse angiokeratomas should alert physician to conditions like fabry disease, a rare genetic disorder. ...Read more

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Does angiokeratoma itch?

Does angiokeratoma itch?

Angiokeratomas: Most authors report that lesions are without symptoms however, a few describe pain or itching. Reference: Medscape: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1056046-clinical ...Read more

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Could you explain to me what angiokeratoma is?

Could you explain to me what angiokeratoma is?

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 that usually area red or blue. Keratoses are benign skin lesions that appear tough and sometimes wart like. Put them together and you get a benign red or blue skin lesion that is tough and wart like. A dermatologist can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What type of medicine is available for angiokeratoma?

What type of medicine is available for angiokeratoma?

Freezing, laser Surg: Freeze with liquid nitrogen, remove pigment with q-switch laser or IPL. Cut them out. ...Read more

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How to treat irritated angiokeratomas?

How to treat irritated angiokeratomas?

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 excision, laser treatment, electrocautery, or cryotherapy. ...Read more

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Treatment for angiokeratoma?

Treatment for angiokeratoma?

Angiokeratomas: Angiokeratomas are small bumps on the skin, about 2-4 mm in diameter, that appear like watery, blood-filled blisters (vesicles). These are a form of benign overgrowth of capillary blood vessels in the superficial skin. The most effective way to treat them if you want to get rid of them is by freezing (cryotherapy). ...Read more

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Can angiokeratomas cause itching?

Can angiokeratomas cause itching?

It's possible: Angiokeratomas are a combination of dilated blood vessels and keratosis of the skin. The thicken skin can cause itching. ...Read more

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Are angiokeratomas of Fordyce related to herpes?

No!: The pathophysiology of angiokeratomas remains unknown, although increased venous pressure may contribute to their formation. Also a case report recommends considering fabry disease in all male patients with angiokeratomas, even if localized to the scrotum. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment for angiokeratoma of fordyce?

What is the proper treatment for angiokeratoma of fordyce?

Patient's choice: Often the best treatment is to do nothing. Depending on what's available, lasers, cryotherapy, microsurgery may all be offered. ...Read more