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Case Reports
December 1935

KAPOSI'S VARICELLIFORM ERUPTION: REPORT OF THREE CASES

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PHILADELPHIA

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(6):1476-1481. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970120128011
Abstract

As a definite entity occupying a place among accepted cutaneous diseases, Kaposi's varicelliform eruption may not yet have acquired recognition. As a clearcut picture, easily recognizable as a certain complication of infantile eczema, it would seem to deserve a niche among the rarer dermatoses. The instances reported by Brown1 and McLachlan2 and accompanied with excellent photographs clearly informed one of us (E. F. C.) as to the nature of two cases which stood out as well recalled but baffling experiences of dispensary work. Perusal of literature dealing with infantile eczema and with other types of suggestively umbilicated outbreaks, together with informal conversations with several well informed dermatologists about the matter, had been productive of no results. Nevertheless the syndrome seemed so clearcut that it was felt that the condition was worthy of description and probably one already set forth in print. The Scotch dermatologists' articles settled the question.

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