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localized cutaneous amyloidosis with pruritic brownish-red papules, often scaling, most commonly on the lower legs in middle age, due to amyloid infiltration of the papillary dermis.
[G. leichēn, lichen, a lichen-like eruption + eidos, resemblance]
a common form of amyloidosis characterized by symmetric distribution over the skin of translucent yellowish-brown dome-shaped pruritic papules, most commonly on the lower legs.
Amyloidosis limited to the skin.
See also: amyloidosis