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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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GONCALVES, Sheila Viana Castelo Branco et al. Corymbiform nodular amyloidosis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.5, pp.757-760. ISSN 0365-0596.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962012000500015.

Amyloidosis is part of a group of deposition diseases. Nodular amyloidosis is a rare form of primary cutaneous amyloidosis. It affects men and women, usually over the age of 60 years. Presenting manifestation of the disease are yellowish-erythematous or brownish nodules or plaques in single or multiple infiltrates. Systemic evaluation should be performed to rule out involvement of other organs. Follow-up of the patient is important because the condition may progress to systemic amyloidosis. We report a case of nodular amyloidosis in which the lesion had a corymbiform aspect without systemic involvement and no recurrence after two years of follow-up.

Keywords : Amyloid; Amyloidosis; Congo red.

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