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Wounds. 2018 Nov;30(11):E105-E107.

Acroangiodermatitis of Mali (Pseudo-Kaposi Sarcoma) Associated with Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Obesity: A Case Report.

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1
Dr. Edrees Specialized Medical Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Acroangiodermatitis, also known as psesudo-Kapsoi sarcoma, is a rare and benign angioproliferative malady. It presents clinically as purple-colored plaques, patches, or nodules resembling Kaposi sarcoma and is often related to chronic venous insufficiency, arteriovenous malformation of the legs, paralyzed limbs, and residual limbs. Obesity is a risk factor for venous insufficiency and could be related to acroangiodermatitis.

CASE REPORT:

The authors report a case of acroangiodermatitis of the bilateral legs that was misdiagnosed for 3 years. The diagnosis was confirmed using histopathological and immunohistochemical examinations such as hematoxylin and eosin staining and CD34 immunostaining. Multiple modalities were utilized to treat the wounds, including serial debridement, compression dressings, and silver antimicrobial dressings.

CONCLUSIONS:

It should be stressed that chronic, nonhealing wounds should be biopsied to obtain a proper diagnosis.

PMID:
30457563
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