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June 1953


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1953;67(6):639-641. doi:10.1001/archderm.1953.01540060101021

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Kaposi's Sarcoma. Presented by Dr. Bertram Shaffer and (by invitation) Dr. Miriam Reed.

J. B., a white woman aged 70, presented hard-walled bullae with piled-up lichenified borders, isolated as well as in groups, over the front of the feet and the ankles. A raised infiltrated plaque over the toe appeared to be filled with fluid. There were hypertrophic white scaly lichenified patches on the sides of the ankles and small atrophic papules up the side of the leg, and there was ecchymosis on the sides of the hands and wrists. The patient had had "varicose eczema" for years, which was treated at the Skin and Cancer Hospital with x-rays and local measures. About two years ago swelling appeared in the lower part of the leg, not associated with exudation. No new lesions have appeared, and no old ones have healed. The patient was examined by the medical consultant, who found

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