Lichen Amyloidosis Clinical Presentation

Updated: Dec 11, 2015
  • Author: Sultan Al-Khenaizan, MBBS, FRCPC; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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History

Typically, lichen amyloidosis is an intensely itchy eruption.

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Physical Examination

Lichen amyloidosis presents as intensely pruritic, red-brown hyperkeratotic papules most commonly seen on the pretibial surfaces, but it can also occur on the feet and the thighs. See the image below.

Lichen amyloidosis. Courtesy of DermNet New Zealan Lichen amyloidosis. Courtesy of DermNet New Zealand (http://www.dermnetnz.org/assets/Uploads/systemic/amyloid1.jpg).
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Causes

See Pathophysiology.

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