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December 1975

Arteriovenous Malformation Resembling Kaposi Sarcoma

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(12):1656-1657. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630240112018

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To the Editor.—  The publication of a recent paper by Earhart et al1 describing a patient with an arteriovenous (A-V) malformation of the foot with associated skin changes simulating Kaposi sarcoma prompted this report of another case. This case arose as a result of trauma superimposed on a congenital defect.

Report of a Case.—  A 12-year-old Spanish-American boy was hospitalized after he sought medical attention for an enlarged, discolored, left second toe and a buzzing within his left forefoot. Three years earlierFig 2.—Roentgenogram demonstrating enlargement of left second toe and left second metatarsal. he had injured his left foot in a bicycle accident and shortly thereafter had noticed the slow but progressive development of a purplish discoloration of the distal part of his foot. The injury was nonpenetrating and without associated fractures. Prior to the accident, the skin over the boy's left foot was normal.On physical

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