IRVING KASS, M.D.; PHILIP SNEID, M.D.; MANUEL SLAVIN, M.D.
In 1896 Domenico Majocchi1 observed the unusual hemorrhagic eruption which now bears his name. He first noted this slowly progressing eruption on the lower part of the legs of a 21 year old man. He called this disorder "purpura annularis telangiectodes." The disorder was characterized by cutaneous hemorrhages or hemorrhagic puncta which coalesced to form purpuric and pigmented macules and rings of 2 to 20 mm. in diameter. These did not fade on pressure. The centers of many of the annular figures were smooth, depigmented and atrophic. Associated with the eruption were rheumatoid pains in the legs. The first record
KASS I, SNEID P, SLAVIN M. REPORT OF A CASE OF PURPURA ANNULARIS TELANGIECTODES (MAJOCCHI'S DISEASE) AND ITS TREATMENT WITH CORTISONE1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:349–357. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-2-349
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(2):349-357.
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