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Dermatol Online J. 2016 Nov 15;22(11). pii: 13030/qt1rr7z8b1.

Breast nodularity and ulceration: diffuse dermal angiomatosis a corticosteroid responsive disease.

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Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Department of Dermatology and Section of Dermatopathology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.


Diffuse dermal angiomatosis of the breast (DDAB) is an uncommon ulcerative angiomatosis, which occurs in middle aged women with large pendulous breasts, a history of cigarette smoking, and risk factors for atherosclerosis. Based on its rarity, no well-defined therapeutic regimen has been elucidated. We report a case of DDAB in a woman with no history of smoking or radiographic evidence of occluded vasculature who presented with ulceration and pain-associated breast nodularity. She had a complete reproducible response to oral corticosteroids.

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