Eruptive angiokeratomas on the glans penis.

Authors:
Jamison D Feramisco
Jamison D Feramisco
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
John B Fournier
John B Fournier
University of Massachusetts Medical School
United States
Daniel C Zedek
Daniel C Zedek
University of California
United States
Suraj S Venna
Suraj S Venna
Boston University School of Medicine
United States

Dermatol Online J 2009 Oct 15;15(10):14. Epub 2009 Oct 15.

Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA.

Angiokeratomas are benign proliferations of dilated thin-walled blood vessels in the upper dermis with overlying epidermal hyperkeratosis. There are several clinical variants of angiokeratomas: 1. Fordyce: smooth reddish-purple papules on scrotum or vulva; 2. Mibelli: hyperkeratotic papules on fingers or toes, solitary, multiple, or circumscriptum (grouped papules usually on an extremity); 4. angiokeratoma corporis diffusum, widespread papules that are a manifestation of one of several inherited lysozomal storage diseases. Herein, we report a rare case of multiple angiokeratomas of Fordyce on the corona of the glans penis.
October 2009
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