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What are the symptoms of lichen amyloidosis?

What are the symptoms of lichen amyloidosis?

Itchy papules: ?his 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)

Amyloid is an abnormal protein made by the body. When amyloid is deposited onto normal tissue such as skin, joints, liver, or heart, the condition is known as amyloidosis. 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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Contagious (Definition)

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