Primary cutaneous amyloidosis (PCA ) is the
deposition of the amyloid in the skin without systemic
involvement. It has three subtypes: macular, lichen and
nodular. Lichen amyloidosis is the most common subtype
and usually presents as severely pruritic plaques on the
shins or other extensor surfaces,. lichen amyloidosis has
also been reported in association with autoimmune
diseases such as systemic sclerosis, systemic lupus
erythematosus and primary biliary cirrhosis.
I report the case of a 41-year-old female patient who
developed lichen amyloidosis as an early presentation of
underlying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with
complete response to IBD treatment. IBD has been
reported with various skin manifestations but this
association has not been reported in the literature.
Lichen Amyloidosis , Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Mesalamine ,Primary Cutaneous Amyloidosis