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December 2009

Sharply Demarcated, Erythematous Plaques on an Amputation Stump—Diagnosis

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MARY S.STONEMD

 

SOONBAHRAMIMDCARRIE ANN R.CUSACKMDSENAIT W.DYSONMDMOLLY A.HINSHAWMDVINCENTLIUMD

Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(12):1447-1452. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2009.287-b

The skin biopsy specimen showed a proliferation of fibroblasts and wide lumen vessels with edema and a mixed inflammatory infiltrate, consistent with acroangiodermatitis (Figure 2). Initial treatment with triamcinolone resulted in only slight improvement. The patient was subsequently treated with compression therapy in addition to topical steroids. All affected areas resolved over the next 2 months.

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