Nail changes as the first sign of systemic amyloidosis

P. A. Fanti, Antonella Tosti, R. Morelli, G. Galbiati

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Abstract

A 68-year-old man had had for 3 years a severe onychodystrophy involving all fingers and toes which clinically mimicked nail lichen planus. The nail biopsy showed amyloid deposits in the superficial dermis of the nail matrix. Physical, pathological and laboratory examinations confirmed the diagnosis of primary systemic amyloidosis. At the time of the diagnosis the patient did not present any other cutaneous sign of systemic amyloidosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-46
Number of pages3
JournalDermatologica
Volume183
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Amyloidosis
Nails
Lichen Planus
Clinical Laboratory Techniques
Amyloid Plaques
Toes
Dermis
Fingers
Biopsy
Skin

Keywords

  • amyloid deposits
  • histopathology
  • nail changes
  • systemic amyloidosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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Fanti, P. A., Tosti, A., Morelli, R., & Galbiati, G. (1991). Nail changes as the first sign of systemic amyloidosis. Dermatologica, 183(1), 44-46.

Nail changes as the first sign of systemic amyloidosis. / Fanti, P. A.; Tosti, Antonella; Morelli, R.; Galbiati, G.

In: Dermatologica, Vol. 183, No. 1, 01.01.1991, p. 44-46.

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Fanti, PA, Tosti, A, Morelli, R & Galbiati, G 1991, 'Nail changes as the first sign of systemic amyloidosis', Dermatologica, vol. 183, no. 1, pp. 44-46.
Fanti PA, Tosti A, Morelli R, Galbiati G. Nail changes as the first sign of systemic amyloidosis. Dermatologica. 1991 Jan 1;183(1):44-46.
Fanti, P. A. ; Tosti, Antonella ; Morelli, R. ; Galbiati, G. / Nail changes as the first sign of systemic amyloidosis. In: Dermatologica. 1991 ; Vol. 183, No. 1. pp. 44-46.
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