Co-existence of lichen amyloidosus and angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia

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Abstract

Summary

Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) is an uncommon benign vascular tumour. It presents with small, dull red papules or nodules usually on the ears and preauricular areas and only 20% of lesions are multiple. We report a case of multiple scattered lesions of ALHE in a patient who subsequently developed lichen amyloidosus. Cases of lichen amyloidosus in association with Kimura's disease have been reported previously, but there are no reports of lichen amyloidosus with ALHE. The coexistence of these two conditions implies that ALHE is an inflammatory disorder, as an inflammatory process resulting in basal layer damage is necessary for the occurrence of lichen amyloidosus.

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