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February 2005

Multiple Violaceous Papules at an Amputation Site—Quiz Case

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Arch Dermatol. 2005;141(2):263-268. doi:10.1001/archderm.141.2.263-b

An 82-year-old man presented with an 8-month history of asymptomatic lesions near the site of a previous below-the-knee amputation. He reported that the original lesions had enlarged and that newer, smaller lesions had developed during the 8-month period. He also stated that his prosthesis did not irritate the lesions and that the amputation had been performed nearly 30 years earlier for the treatment of a “sarcoma,” although he could not remember the details of the original diagnosis. His medical history was unremarkable.

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