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Angiosarcoma of the face and scalp Volume 10, issue 5, July - August 2000

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  • Page(s) : 403-4
  • Published in: 2000

A 74-year old white man presented with an indurated erythema of the face and scalp. Two months earlier, he had noticed a centro-facial erythema with edema of the lower eyelids. The family doctor made the diagnosis of erysipelas. However there were no symptoms of general illness and antibiotic therapy did not cure the lesions. The patient remained in good physical health. His medical history revealed ischemic heart disease; he underwent a coronary bypass operation in 1991. His medication was : metoprolol, nifedipine, molsidomine, dipyridamol, salicylates and allopurinol.