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a disorder characterized by deposit of amyloid in organs or tissues

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Primary cutaneous amyloidosis of the auricular concha.
Primary localized cutaneous amyloidosis is a rare idiopathic dermatosis that is considered a spectrum in which the less itchy rippled hyperpigmented macular variant (Figure 1) occurs at one end and the extremely pruritic hyperpigmented papular lichen variant occurs at the other.
The association of cutaneous amyloidosis and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN 2A or Sipple syndrome--a rare autosomal dominant disease characterized by medullary thyroid carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, and primary hyperparathyroidism) has been reported (4).
Special studies have found that amyloid in localized cutaneous amyloidosis contains keratin epitopes, which suggests derivation of the fibrillar component from keratin intermediate filaments (6) (Table).
Many cases of cutaneous amyloidosis have been reported in the literature, but to the best of our knowledge, only 4 cases have involved the external auditory canal.