May 1997

A Case of Idiopathic Multiple Pigmented Sarcoma of the Kaposi Type

Arch Dermatol. 1997;133(5):576. doi:10.1001/archderm.1997.03890410028003

Presented by Dr. G. T. Jackson.

The patient was a French Canadian, forty-eight years of age. The disease had lasted about twenty-one years. It affected the hands, forearms, feet, legs, and the region just above the thighs. It began on the fingers and toes and had been slowly progressive, though the man's general health seemed to be good.

Dr. Fordyce said it appeared to him that the etiology in this form of sarcoma must be entirely different from that of other varieties. There seems to be a general blood infection, as the tumors develop simultaneously in different parts of the body independently of a primary growth.

J Cutan Genito-Urin Dis.

January 1897;15:2-7.