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1920 Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology  
A persistent condition affecting the fingers and toes was present, character¬ ized by swelling, pain and tingling sensations in the areas noted. The nails were also swollen, and the extremities of the nails were whitened. The one that presented the case thought that it probably belonged in the acrodermatitis neurótica group. PROBABLE EARLY MISCALLED MULTIPLE IDIOPATH1C HEMOR¬ RHAGIC SARCOMA OF KAPOSI. J. J. Princle, p. 48. This condition first appeared as freckles that subsequently became spots
more » ... below the left internal malleolus, later they appeared at the same location on the other ankle. Pain was a prominent symptom for two years when ulcéra¬ tion occurred, and pain ceased. Purplish vascular growths were not a promi¬ nent feature of the case. Early lesions showed a pigment deposited all through the dermis, laid down usually between the cells, as linear collections of tiny granules. There were also some perivascular infiltrations of round and spindle cells. The more advanced lesions showed practically the same changes, but they were more marked ; and the author offered the opinion that the histologie features conformed with inflammation rather than with new growth. A girl, aged 4, presented eruption extending from the junction of the mid¬ dle and lower thirds of the left leg to above Poupart's ligament. The con¬ dition was present at birth as a small spot which gradually spread. Early lesions were angular papules overlying small vascular points. Older lesions showed clear centers, the edges being raised and being composed of dilated capillaries. In the other lesions, the edges had a keloidal appearance although no induration could be felt on palpation. LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. A. M. H. Gray, p. 62. This case involved lesions on the face and hands, the latter being unusual, in that they had the appearance of old roentgen-ray burns.
doi:10.1001/archderm.1920.02350010071013 fatcat:ecqec7ekh5glnkfzq4qxg2hwke