Cutaneous amyloidosis: Several illustrative cases



Amyloidosis is a broad-ranging term used to describe extracellular tissue deposition of fibrils comprised of insoluble abnormal proteins. In cutaneous amyloidosis, these proteins can be deposited from either keratinocyte degeneration, light chain deposition, or serum amyloid A deposition. The cause of this amyloid deposition is often from an underlying systemic disease process. We present several illustrative cases of cutaneous amyloidosis and discuss the different types, their clinical pictures and related management.


Dr. Andrew Swarbrick

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Currently working at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and studying a Masters of Public Health at the University of Western Australia.
Interested in specialising in Dermatology.
Areas of interest include public health and policy, clinical teaching, and information technology.