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A rare case of angiokeratoma in a 8-month-old boy
  1. A Bassi1,2,
  2. F Facchini3,
  3. A Greco1,2,
  4. A M Buccoliero4,
  5. S Lazzeri5,
  6. C De Filippi6,
  7. A Messineo3,
  8. M de Martino1,2
  1. 1Department of Health Sciences, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Medicine, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  3. 3Division of Plastic Surgery, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  4. 4Division of Pathological Anatomy, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  5. 5Trauma Center, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  6. 6Division of Radiodiagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Florence, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Andrea Bassi, Paediatric Dermatology Division, Department of Paediatric Medicine, Anna Meyer Children's University Hospital, Viale Pieraccini, 24, I-50129 Florence, Italy; bassi76{at}interfree.it

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A 8-month-old boy presented with a painful skin lesion on the sole of the right foot, near the base of the fifth toe. His parents reported that the lesion first appeared at birth as a small brownish discolouration and evolved rapidly over several months into a conical shape, blackish colour and a hyperkeratotic surface (figure 1).

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