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February 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(2):358-365. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480080191022

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Kaposi's Sarcoma (Multiple Idiopathic Hemorrhagic Sarcoma). Presented by Dr. Donald M. Pillsbury.  L. C., a well developed and moderately obese native-born American aged 48, had his right hand frostbitten five years ago. A short time later the hand assumed a violaceous color, which has persisted. During the winter the hand swells, but the swelling subsides during the summer. About two years ago he noted on the dorsum of the left hand a violaceous lesion, which has been slowly but progressively extending. For the past six months he has noticed similar discoloration on the third, the fourth and the big toe of the right foot and on the left ankle and for the past five weeks on the third and the fourth toe of the left foot. The entire right nand is involved with a dusky bluish brown blotchy plaque, and there is diffuse moderate swelling. On the ulnar side of

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