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Article
August 1972

Progressive Pigmentation and Venous Ectasia of the HandsA Stasis Syndrome

Author Affiliations

Philadelphia

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1972;106(2):235-237. doi:10.1001/archderm.1972.01620110067017
Abstract

The development and progression of diffuse pigmentation and venous ectasia on the dorsa of the hands of a healthy middle-aged man were closely studied clinically and histologically for 21/2 years. Associated were bilateral edema of the hands, an increase in the number and size of cutaneous blood vessels, as well as a progressive increase of iron pigment in the skin of the dermis. It is proposed that these findings are an expression of a venous stasis syndrome.

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