Volume 9, Issue 29 (12-2002)                   RJMS 2002, 9(29): 225-229 | Back to browse issues page

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ABSTRACT Macular Amyloidosis is relatively common cutaneous disease in Asia and middle east. This study was performed to determine the disease sex and age distribution, besides evaluation of its frequency among the author’s dermatology clinic patients. The probable role of some risk factors were also evaluated. For this purpose all patients of the author’s dermatology clinic with gray to brown or brown reticular lesions located on interscapular and/or upper arm regions without previous history of other cutaneous conditions at that site, were considered as macular amyloidosis cases. During 35 manths (march 21, 1997 to February 21, 2000) one hundred macular amyloidosis cases were found(0.55% of dermatology clinic cases) and 93% of cases were female. This sex distribution is dramatically different from other studies. The age of patients ranged from 16 to 76 years and the mean age of involvement (mean ± SE) was 36.25 ± 3.41 years. There was a significant difference between the mean age of females and males (difference of two means was 10.26 years and P=0.027). Eigthy one percent of patients were 21 to 50 years, compatible with other series. There was no evidence of probale causative role for UVB, back scratcher use, or known accompanying diseases.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Dermatology

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