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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia

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Abstract

AZULAY, Rubem David; KAC, Bernard Kawa; PEREIRA, Gerson Cotta  and  CUNHA, Ana Flávia Lemos da. Acroangiodermatitis (pseudo-Kaposi's sarcoma). An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2004, vol.79, n.2, pp. 193-197. ISSN 1806-4841.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962004000200007.

Acroangiodermatitis is a very rare disease. It is characterized by erythematous violaceous cutaneous lesions, localized mainly in the legs and feet, resembling Kaposi's Sarcoma. A case is presented of a female, 57 years old presenting erythematous-violaceous lesions in both legs. She also presented varices, reticularis livedo and venous stasis. The clinical and histopathological lesions resembled Kaposi's Sarcoma. The immunohistochemistry (CD-34) confirmed the diagnosis. This is the first case observed in Brazil.

Keywords : Skin neoplasms.

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