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Comments on angiokeratoma of the tongue
D M Thappa
Dept of Dermatology and STD, JIPMER Pondicherry - 605006
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Thappa D M, Karthikeyan K. Comments on angiokeratoma of the tongue. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2002;68:247
To the Editor,
I read with great interest the "Angiokeratoma of tongue" by Bhargava P, Bhargava S, Mathur D, Agarwal US, Bhargava R published in the Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, 2001; 67:270. I would like to offer some comments over this case report. I agree with the above authors regarding this a new entity and would like to bring into their kind notice publication of a similar case in Ada Dermatologica Venereologica (Stockh) by us in 1998 which they have not quoted in the list references in their article. Another case seen recently by us has been sent for publication in Pediatric Dermatology.
Five types of angiokeratomas have been described. They are 1) the generalized systemic type - angiokeratorna corporis diffusum of Fabry; 2) the bilateral form occurring on the dorsa of fingers and toes - angiokeratoma of Milbelli; 3) the localized scrotal form - angiokeratoma of Fordyce; 4) the solitary papular angiokeratoma and 5) the multiple popular and plaque like - angiokeratoma circumscriptum. These above cases do not fit into any of the five previously described angiokeratomos. Morphologically, they were similar to angiokeratoma circumscriptum. We also have reported a unique association of angiokeratoma of tongue and scrotum first time reported in the world literature.
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