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Ask a Dermatologist Online: Amyloidosis of the Skin

Dear Doctor

I am a 45 year old Chinese man.

I have developed very itchy and scaly brownish areas on my shins.

I do not have any allergies and I am not on any medications.

I have received many different treatments for this condition like steroid creams and injections but none has worked.

My latest blood tests including blood sugar levels have been normal.

What could I be suffering from?

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Dear Patient

Your symptoms are suggestive of a type of amyloidosis of the skin known as Lichen Amyloidosis.

Please send us pictures of the affected areas for further assessment.

Click here to learn more about the Symptoms of Cutaneous Amyloidosis or amyloidosis of the skin.

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