Frictional amyloidosis: a study of 10 cases.

  title={Frictional amyloidosis: a study of 10 cases.},
  author={M N Venkataram and Shivayogi R Bhushnurmath and David E. Muirhead and Abdul Raouf Al-Suwaid},
  journal={The Australasian journal of dermatology},
  volume={42 3},
Ten patients with macular amyloidosis were studied with particular reference to the role of friction. All 10 patients had a history of prolonged rubbing over a period of 2-5 years with various objects, such as bath sponges, brushes, towels, plant sticks and leaves. The presence of amyloid was confirmed by histochemical stains in six cases and by electron microscopy in four cases. The study confirms the role of friction in the causation of macular amyloidosis and hence, the term 'frictional… CONTINUE READING

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