[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.204.247.205. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
May 30, 1953

LYMPHOSTATIC VERRUCOSIS OF LOWER LIMB AMPUTATION STUMP

Author Affiliations

209 Jeppe St. Johannesburg, South Africa

JAMA. 1953;152(5):475. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690050099028

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

To the Editor:  —Schamberg has recently pictured a lower limb amputation stump showing verrucose changes (J. A. M. A.150:1653 [Dec. 27] 1952). He cited it as an example of confluent, extensive verruca vulgaris but was unable to produce improvement after nine months' vigorous treatment with measures usually employed in the therapy of the common wart. Verrucose changes in the skin accompanying chronic edema have been well recognized for many years (Rojas, H. M.: Sobre la verdadera naturaleza del llamado "pie musgoso," Crón, méd., Lima 40:361, 1923. Pampana, E. J.: Sul "Mossy Foot." Descrizione dei primi casi Colombiani, Arch. ital. di sci. med. colon.10:465, 1929). Though seen in their most florid form in cases of filarial elephantiasis, they are of frequent occurrence in African Negroes suffering from other varieties of chronic edema. I first demonstrated the causative role of chronic lymph stasis in the production of

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×