By Gary M. White, MD
The eccrine angiomatous hamartoma (EAH) is a rare, benign adnexal tumor. It represents a mix of eccrine structures intermingled with angiomatous capillary channels. There is a spectrum. When the angiomatous component predominates, the term sudoriparous angioma has been used. When the eccrine component predominates, the term eccrine nevus has been used.
A bluish-red, soft nodule presents at birth or early in life which may be painful or may sweat is characteristic. Lesions have been reported on almost all areas of the body. These lesions may be clinically indistinguishable from a hemangioma. One with a verrucous appearance has been reported [BJD 1999;141;167].
Spontaneous resolution often occurs. Excision of a painful lesion on the sole has been done.
A 47-year-old Korean woman presented with a skin lesion on the right sole, which had been present since birth. It was occasionally tender and would sweat. Ann Dermatol. 2009 Aug; 21(3): 304–307.
These nodules would sweat when the patient was hot. Dermatology Online Journal 12 (5): 9
Congenital nodule with hypertrichosis. JAAD September 2002 Volume 47, Issue 3, Pages 429–435
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