A case report of adult-onset multiple angiokeratomas with zosteriform distribution

Dermatol Online J. 2018 Oct 15;24(10):13030/qt9644290r.

Abstract

Angiokeratomas are benign vascular ectasias in the papillary dermis associated with epidermal changes in the form of hyperkeratosis and/or acanthosis. Clinically, angiokeratomas appear as solitary or multiple dark red to purple-black macules and/or papules, mostly with a verrucous surface. Five subtypes of angiokeratoma have been proposed - angiokeratoma corporis diffusum, angiokeratoma of Mibelli, angiokeratoma of Fordyce, angiokeratoma circumscriptum, and "solitary and multiple" angiokeratomas. We report an unusual case of multiple angiokeratomas in a zosteriform distribution with onset at age 74.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Age of Onset
  • Aged
  • Angiokeratoma / diagnosis
  • Angiokeratoma / pathology*
  • Buttocks
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / diagnosis
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*