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Kaposi's disease I

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A skin disease marked by numerous whitish punctiform papules and brownish macules arranged in a necklacelike pattern.

The condition is probably a rare variety of lichen planus.


  • M. Kaposi:
    Lichen ruber moniliformis.
    Vierteljahrsschrift für Dermatologie und Syphilis, Wien, 1886, 13: 571-582.
  • F. Wise, C. R. Rein:
    Lichen ruber moniliformis (morbus moniliformis lichenoides). Report of a case and description of a hitherto unrecorded histologic structure.
    Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology, Chicago, 1936, 34: 830-849.

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