Cutaneous macroglobulinosis

C. W. Hanke, W. D. Steck, W. F. Bergfeld, R. Valenzuela, J. K. Weick, J. R. Young, E. G. Gross

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A patient with Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia had firm, translucent papules and nodules on the extremities. Clinically, the skin lesions were suggestive of amyloidosis cutis. Histologically, a homogeneous eosinophilic material was observed in the upper dermis and encasing the hair follicles. Special histochemical stains, electron microscopy, and immunofluorescence microscopy identified the material as IgM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-577
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 4 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Dermatology

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    Hanke, C. W., Steck, W. D., Bergfeld, W. F., Valenzuela, R., Weick, J. K., Young, J. R., & Gross, E. G. (1980). Cutaneous macroglobulinosis. Archives of Dermatology, 116(5), 575-577.