Angiokeratoma (overview) D23.L

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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angiokeratomas; Angiokeratomas; Haemangiectasia circumscriptum superficialis

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  • Heterogeneous group of congenital (naevi) or acquired hemangiomas or vascular ectasias in which the hyperkeratotic, wart-like surface was originally decisive for the naming. However, hyperkeratosis or the wart-like clinical aspect is often not a leading feature or is missing completely. Therefore, a uniform etiological bracket is missing, which defines the generic term "angiokeratome" for this heterogeneous group of agiomas.
  • Most so-called angiokeratomas are histologically capillary or cavernous hemangiomas or mixed images or, as in the case of scrotal or vulval angiokeratomas ( Angiokeratoma scroti et vulvae), phlebectasia.
  • The aetiological classification of Mibelli's angiokeratoma, which occurs mainly in adolescents on fingers and toes, is not clear.
  • Angiokeratoma corporis diffusum as well as fucosidosis and beta-mannosidosis are dermatological symptoms of lysosomal storage diseases (lack of alpha- or beta-galactosidase; fucosidase, mannosidase).

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Angiokeratomas include:

Angiokeratomas are observed in the following lysosomal storage diseases and shape the clinical picture dermatologically:

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See under the respective clinical picture.


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Last updated on: 29.10.2020