The Stewart-Bluefarb syndrome refers to a acroangiodermatitis (pseudo-Kaposi sarcoma) overlying a congenital arteriovenous malformation.


Clinical features of the Stewart-Bluefarb syndrome:

(1) presence of a congenital arteriovenous fistula in an extremity, which may be manifested as an audible bruit or palpable thrill

(2) acroangiodermatitis in the overlying skin

(3) exclusion of other explanations for the acroangiodermatitis (chronic venous insufficiency, etc)

(4) exclusion of Kaposi sarcoma


The acroangiodermatitis typically appears when the patient is a young adult.


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