Journal of Biosciences

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 643–651 | Cite as

Multifactorial etiology of Kaposi’s sarcoma: a hypothesis

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Keywords

Aluminosilicates co-carcinogenesis Kaposi’s sarcoma human herpesvirus-8 human immunodeficiency virus nitrite inhalants 

Abbreviations used

CMV

cytomegalovirus

HHV-8

human herpesvirus — 8

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HTLV-3

human T-lymphotrophic virus type 3

IFN-γ

interferon-gamma

IL-1β

interleukin-1 beta

KS

Kaposi’s sarcoma

LAV

lymphadenopathy-associated virus

MACS

Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study

PCP

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

TNF-α

tumour necrosis factor — alpha

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Captain US Public Health Service (Retired) Preventive Medicine and BiometricsUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

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