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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 145--147

Nylon friction dermatitis: A distinct subset of macular amyloidosis

Department of Skin and VD, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, and Princess Esra Hospital, Shah Ali Bunda, Hyderabad, India

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V K Somani
“Sanskar” 2-1-438/A, Nallakunta, Hyderabad - 500044
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43 patients were taken up for the study, all of whom were asymptomatic and presented with bluish black pigmentation. 23 patients presented with pigmentation which was proximal and distal to the bony prominences, all of whom gave a history of using nylon scrubbers during bathing. 20 patients gave no history of friction and the pigmentation was present on the extensor forearms, shins and upper back. Histopathological examination confirmed amyloiddeposits.

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