IADVL
Indexed with PubMed and Science Citation Index (E) 
 
Users online: 4563 
     Home | Feedback | Login 
About Current Issue Archive Ahead of print Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe What's New Contact  
  Navigate here 
  Search
 
   Next article
   Previous article 
   Table of Contents
  
 Resource links
   Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
   [PDF Not available] *
   Citation Manager
   Access Statistics
   Reader Comments
   Email Alert *
   Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

 
  In this article
    References

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed2980    
    Printed37    
    Emailed4    
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 
LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 247

Comments on angiokeratoma of the tongue


Dept of Dermatology and STD, JIPMER Pondicherry - 605006, India

Correspondence Address:
Dept of Dermatology and STD, JIPMER Pondicherry - 605006, India



How to cite this article:
Thappa D M, Karthikeyan K. Comments on angiokeratoma of the tongue. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2002;68:247


How to cite this URL:
Thappa D M, Karthikeyan K. Comments on angiokeratoma of the tongue. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2002 [cited 2019 Jun 24];68:247. Available from: http://www.ijdvl.com/text.asp?2002/68/4/247/12534


To the Editor,
I read with great interest the "Angiokeratoma of tongue" by Bhargava P, Bhargava S, Mathur D, Agarwal US, Bhargava R published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, 2001; 67:270.[1] I would like to offer some comments over this case report. I agree with the above authors regarding this a new entity and would like to bring into their kind notice publication of a similar case in Ada Dermatologica Venereologica (Stockh) by us in 1998[2] which they have not quoted in the list references in their article. Another case seen recently by us has been sent for publication in Pediatric Dermatology.
Five types of angiokeratomas have been described. They are 1) the generalized systemic type - angiokeratorna corporis diffusum of Fabry; 2) the bilateral form occurring on the dorsa of fingers and toes - angiokeratoma of Milbelli; 3) the localized scrotal form - angiokeratoma of Fordyce; 4) the solitary papular angiokeratoma and 5) the multiple popular and plaque like - angiokeratoma circumscriptum.[2] These above cases do not fit into any of the five previously described angiokeratomos. Morphologically, they were similar to angiokeratoma circumscriptum. We also have reported a unique association of angiokeratoma of tongue and scrotum first time reported in the world literature.[3] 

   References Top

1.Bhargava P, Bhargava S, Mothur D, et al. Angiokeratoma of tongue. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2001; 67: 270.  Back to cited text no. 1    
2.Kumar MV, Thappa DM, Shanmugam S, Ratnakar C. Angiokeratoma circumscriptum of the oral cavity. Acta Derm Venereal (Stockh) 1998;78:472.  Back to cited text no. 2  [PUBMED]  
3.Karthikeyan K, Sethuraman G, Thappa DM. Angiokeratoma of the oral cavity and scrotum. J Dermatol 2000;27:131-132.  Back to cited text no. 3    

 

Top
Print this article  Email this article
Previous article Next article

    

Online since 15th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow