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Sole-Searing Pain: Classic Kaposi’s Sarcoma

(A) This is what the patient's foot looked like during the index admission. The thickened skin denotes retention hyperkeratosis, which is a result of lymphedema. (B) Roughly 2 months after initiation of therapy with Unna boot compression, the patient reported marked improvement in pain and swelling. Hyperkeratosis remained.

(A) This is what the patient’s foot looked like during the index admission. The thickened skin denotes retention hyperkeratosis, which is a result of lymphedema. (B) Roughly 2 months after initiation of therapy with Unna boot compression, the patient reported marked improvement in pain and swelling. Hyperkeratosis remained.

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This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

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