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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 76, No. 5, 2010, pp. 553-556
Bioline Code: dv10163
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 76, No. 5, 2010, pp. 553-556

 en Acroangiodermatitis of mali: A rare vascular phenomenon
Mehta, Arpita A.; Pereira, Rickson R.; Nayak, Chitra S. & Dhurat, Rachita S.


Acroangiodermatitis (synonym pseudo-Kaposi sarcoma) is an unusual, benign condition which clinically presents as purple-colored patches, plaques or nodules, mostly on the extensor surfaces of lower extremities in patients with chronic venous insufficiency and arteriovenous malformations. It resembles aggressive conditions like Kaposi′s sarcoma and requires histopathological examination for its diagnosis. We report two such cases of acroangiodermatitis. Histopathology of both the cases showed dilated capillaries in the dermis with extravasated red blood corpuscles (RBCs), hemosiderin deposits, and hyperplastic granulation tissue. Both were treated with oral antibiotics and topical steroids. The ulcers showed a good response within 2 months of treatment.

Acroangiodermatitis of Mali, chronic venous insufficiency, pseudo-Kaposi′s sarcoma

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