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November 1938


Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;38(5):827-836. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480170151018

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Kaposi's Sarcoma. Presented by Dr. Theodore Cornbleet.  P. A., a Jew aged 61, has had lichen planus for several years. While he was under treatment for this condition, nodules developed on his feet and toes. Recently one developed on the right hand.The lesions are bluish purple and exude a sanious material which dries into crusts. There are no subjective symptoms. The treatment has been with arsenical preparations and roentgen rays.

DISCUSSION  Dr. Clark W. Finnerud: In spite of the definite lichen planus-like appearance of the lesion on the left knee, I think the lesions of the toes are those of Kaposi's sarcoma simulating hypertrophic lichen planus. One small lesion of the right leg is in the form of a hemorrhagic cystic nodule, a variety often associated with Kaposi's sarcoma.Dr. E. P. Zeisler: I have seen at least 2 patients with characteristic Kaposi's sarcoma who were receiving treatment

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