Acroangiodermatitis of Mali and Stewart-Bluefarb syndrome.
Acroangiodermatitis (AAD), also known as pseudo-Kaposi sarcoma, is a rare benign vascular proliferation mainly of the extremities. It is characterized by violaceous patches or plaques resembling Kaposi sarcoma. The term pseudo-Kaposi sarcoma encompasses 2 variants of acroangiodermatitis: Mali type and Stewart-Bluefarb syndrome (SBS). Mali-type AAD is more common and is associated with chronic venous hypertension, while SBS is more rare and is associated with arteriovenous malformations and iatrogenic arteriovenous fistulae. We report 2 patients, representing each type of AAD.
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Chea, E. P., Rutt, V. L., Levin, J. M., McCalin, R. Purcell, S. M. (2019). Acroangiodermatitis of Mali and Stewart-Bluefarb syndrome. Cutis, 103(6):336-339.
Dermatology | Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents