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Kaposi-Irgang syndrome

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A clinical variety of discoid lupus erythematosus. Under normal skin, appearance of firm nodules (1-10 cm in diameter) most frequent in the cheeks, less frequent in other areas of the face, arms, hands, trunk, or legs. In 20 % of patients, telangiectasis of face. Male to female ratio 1: 2. Onset in females usually in the 4th decade, in males, the 5th decade. Good general health. Aetiology unknown. Autoimmune aetiology suggested.


  • F. Hebra, M. Kaposi:
    On Diseases of the Skin, Including Exanthema.
    New Sydenham Society, London, 1875, 4: 1-247.
  • M. Kaposi:
    Pathologie und Therapie der Hautkrankheiten.
    2nd edition, p 642. Urban & Schwarzenberg, 1883.
  • S. Irgang:
    Lupus erythematosus profundus: report of example with clinical resemblance to Darrier-Roussy sarcoid.
    Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology, Chicago, 1940, 42: 97-108. Apropos du lupus erythemateux profond.
    Annales de dermatologie et syphiligraphie, Paris, Paris, 1954; 81: 246-249.

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