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Angiokeratoma Presenting as a Melanoma

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Nelida Dumitrache Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona.

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Katherine Neiderer Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona.

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Angiokeratomas are benign skin lesions that can resemble melanomas or verrucae. Although morbidity from these lesions is rare, treatment for angiokeratomas typically consists of simple surgical excision. We aim to describe a case of a painful angiokeratoma that presented with the appearance of melanoma. (J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 103(3): 241–242, 2013)

Corresponding author: Katherine Neiderer, DPM, MPH, Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson, Arizona, 3601 S 6th Ave (2–112), Tucson, AZ 85723. (E-mail: kateneiderer@hotmail.com)