1. Application of High Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography in Skin Disease: Amyloidosis and Differential Diagnosis

    Application of High Resolution Optical Coherence Tomography in Skin Disease: Amyloidosis and Differential Diagnosis

    Amyloidosis is caused by the misfolding protein accumulated in tissue, which affects the function of the organs. In addition to the primary cutaneous amyloidosis, a skin lesion may also appear in another classification - systemic amyloidosis. Physicians can confirm diagnosis of the above classification by skin biopsy. Primary cutaneous amyloidosis is common in Asia and South America. In Taiwan, 80 people are diagnosed with primary cutaneous amyloidosis in every 100,000 people. Among the disease, macular amyloidosis and lichen amyloidosis are the most common subtypes. Primary cutaneous amyloidosis can cause severe itching, pigmentation, and skin keratosis, and further affect the social ...

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