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Vojnosanitetski pregled 2004 Volume 61, Issue 1, Pages: 83-87
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Primary-localized-cutaneous-amyloidosis: Lichen amyloidosus

Mikić Dragan, Forcan Slobodan, Kostov Miloš, Popović Lidija, Brajušković Goran R.

This case report presented a female patient with primary-localized-cutaneous--amyloidosis in the form of lichen amyloidosus. Primary-localized-cutaneous--amyloidosis is a rare idiopathic dermatosis caused by abnormal deposition of amyloid composed primarily of degenerated keratin filaments. In order to establish the final diagnosis, detailed clinical and laboratory investigations were performed, with a particular emphasis on pathohistological analysis of skin specimens, special stains, and electron microscopy.

Keywords: skin diseases, amyloidosis, biopsy, amyloid, staining and labeling, acitretin

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