Lichen amyloidosis, ankylosing spondylitis and autoimmune thyroiditis: coincidence or association?

Apaydin R., Bilen N., Bayramgurler D., Harova G., Cetinarslan B.

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY, vol.14, no.2, pp.135-137, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis (PLCA) is characterized by the deposition of amyloid in a previously apparently normal skin with the absence of other systemic or cutaneous disorder. Although ankylosing spondylitis my be associated with secondary systemic amyloidosis, no reports have been found showing the association of this disease with PLCA. In addition, the association of PLCA with autoimmune thyroiditis has not been previously reported. We report a concomitant occurrence of lichen amyloidosis, ankylosing spondylitis and autoimmune thyroiditis in a caucasian woman.