What is keratin amyloid?

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Robert O Holmes, Jr, DO; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Some forms of cutaneous amyloid react with antikeratin antibodies. The identity of the fibrils is not chemically confirmed in keratin amyloid (Aker). Aker is often described as primary cutaneous amyloidosis and is extremely rare. [77]


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