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lichenoid amyloidosis


Definition: localized cutaneous amyloidosis with pruritic brownish-red papules, often scaling, most commonly on the lower legs in middle age, due to amyloid infiltration of the papillary dermis.

Synonym(s): amyloidosis cutis, lichen amyloidosis

[G. leichēn, lichen, a lichen-like eruption + eidos, resemblance]

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