A case of adult-onset multiple angiokeratomas with zosteriform distribution

Arleen K. Grewal, Cynthia Chambers, Marc Silverstein

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Abstract

Angiokeratomas are benign vascular ectasias in the papillary dermis associated with epidermal changes in the form of hyperkeratosis and/or acanthosis. Clinically, angiokeratomas appear as solitary or multiple dark red to purple-black macules and/or papules, mostly with a verrucous surface. Five subtypes of angiokeratoma have been proposed - angiokeratoma corporis diffusum, angiokeratoma of Mibelli, angiokeratoma of Fordyce, angiokeratoma circumscriptum, and "solitary and multiple" angiokeratomas. We report an unusual case of multiple angiokeratomas in a zosteriform distribution with onset at age 74.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Volume24
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Angiokeratoma
  • Angiokeratoma circumscriptum
  • Elderly
  • Mosaicism
  • Unilateral
  • Vascular lesions
  • Zosteriform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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