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December 1943


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President; Secretary Feb. 15, 1943

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;48(6):665-668. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01510060089015

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Kaposi's Sarcoma of Fifteen Years' Duration. Presented by Dr. Seymour H. Silvers.

H. M., a Jewish man aged 70, complained of a rash on both feet of fifteen years' duration. He first sought medical advice three years ago because of swelling of the left leg. He received topical applications at that time. About a year ago he received two roentgen ray treatments at another clinic. Seven years ago he underwent a prostatectomy.

Examination shows edema of the left lower extremity involving the lower two thirds of the leg and the foot. The toes, foot and ankle show a diffuse dusky red eruption, and at the periphery are infiltrated papules and nodules. Extending upward on the left leg are isolated satellite, lentil-sized to pea-sized infiltrated dusky red papules and nodules. The right foot and toes are similarly involved, as well as the hands and fingers, but to a lesser degree. There

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