Nodular Localized Cutaneous Amyloidosis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 06, 2020
  • Author: Nicholas V Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

What is the pathophysiology of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

What is the prevalence of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA) in the US?

What is the global prevalence of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

What is the morbidity associated with nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

What are the racial predilections of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

What are the sexual predilections of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

What causes nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Nodular Localized Cutaneous Amyloidosis?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?

Treatment

How is nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA) treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis (NLCA)?