The combined occurrence of macular amyloidosis and prurigo nodularis.


The association of prurigo nodularis (PN) and macular amyloidosis (MA) has not been reported before. Although pruritus related frictional trauma is a well-known cause of PN, its role in the development of MA has always been questioned. We herein report two cases with chronic liver disease and iron deficiency who concomitantly developed MA and PN lesions. Pruritus was the preceding factor and both lesions were confined to scratched areas. The association of two otherwise uncommon dermatoses in pruritic patients and their characteristic distribution might indicate an important role for pruritus-induced scratching in the pathogenesis of MA, too.

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@article{Baykal2000TheCO, title={The combined occurrence of macular amyloidosis and prurigo nodularis.}, author={Can Baykal and Esen Ozkaya-Bayazit and Gonca G{\"{o}kdemir and Reyhan Diz K{\"{u}ç{\"{u}kkaya}, journal={European journal of dermatology : EJD}, year={2000}, volume={10 4}, pages={297-9} }