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What are the symptoms of lichen amyloidosis?

What are the symptoms of lichen amyloidosis?

Itchy papules: Τhis is the most common form of primary localised cutaneous amyloidosis. It presents as an intensely itchy rash on the shins, thighs, feet, and forearms. Lesions consist of multiple raised spots (papules) that are scaly and red/brown in color. More common in people of chinese descent and in males 50-60 yrs of age. It may be associated with multiple endocrine disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Amyloidosis (Definition)

An abnormal protein made by the body. Symptoms vary depending on the part ...Read more


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Is lichen amyloidosis a life killing decease?

See: If the amyloid deposits are limited to the skin the outlook in terms of mortality is good. See: http://goo. Gl/f9aws. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lichen amyloidosis to be cured for good?

No: It cannot be cured but they are meds that can be extremely effective in controlling the disease. ...Read more

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If lichen amyloidosis is so rare, how could five members of my family have it?

Hereditary: It is rare but there is thought to be a familiar form of the disease that leads to the deposition of protein (amyloid) in families with the men2a gene (leading to risk for medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and hyperparathyroidism). ...Read more

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I want to buy some effective medicine for lichen amyloidosis. But I'm in malaysia. Please consult me how to buy it? And which medicine?

Topical steroid: If you are sure of the diagnosis (biopsy proven by dermatologist) then use a potent topical steroid such as clobetasol or Fluocinonide to help with this rare condition. ...Read more

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Does lichen amyloidosis affect sexual desire? If yes, in what ways?

Lichen Amyloidosis: Lichen amyloidosis (la) is a type of primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis clinically characterized by persistent pruritic, hyperkeratotic papules commonly distributed on the shins and histopathologically characterized by amyloid deposits in the papillary dermis. Fractional laser if effective. No sexual side effects have been shown for this condition on the shins. ...Read more

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How chronic is lichen amyloidosis? I have been having it on my upper back for more than 10 years now. Its itchy once a while..

Long-lasting: This may or may not remit someday. You're fortunate to have only some itching; this can be extremely uncomfortable. From my reading, topical DMSO or menthol may be helpful. Like anyone else with a chronic and difficult disease, learning more about it will be helpful. I appreciate your proactive approach writing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with lichen amyloidosis without proper test conducted by a dermatologist at malaysia. Should I get 2nd opinion?

Easy to recognize: Lichen amyloidosis is very easy to recognize. Given that it is a chronic condition and can impact your quality of life, a second opinion wouldn't be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Is oral sex safe with lichen simplex chronicus? My partner still wants to do so but I always turn him down out of fear that it’s contagious. Is it?

Is oral sex safe with lichen simplex chronicus? My partner still wants to do so but I always turn him down out of fear that it’s contagious. Is it?

Not infectious: This is a mucous membrane condition which needs be monitored but it is not contagious for other people. ...Read more

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Would st john's wort help primary amyloidosis?

No: There are no clinical trials that support this. The treatment for primary amyloidosis uses certain chemotherapy drugs. ...Read more

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Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more