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Kaposi’s Sarcoma

  • Robert A. Schwartz


In 1872, Moritz Kaposi, a Hungarian dermatology professor in Vienna, first described “idiopathisches multiples pigmentsarkom der haut” (1), which has become known as Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS). The disease that he described displayed brownish-red to bluish-red nodules in the skin, varying in size from that of a pea to that of a hazel nut. Their surface was smooth, their consistency elastic. They tended to enlarge into dome-shaped tumors that regressed as darkly pigmented scarred depressions. Kaposi observed similar lesions of the viscera, especially of the larynx, trachea, stomach, liver, and colon, with patients dying within 2–3 years. Although one tends to view traditional Kaposi’s sarcoma as an indolent, slowly growing cancer, which a patient dies with rather than of, the aggressive course originally noted by Kaposi has become part of the devastation of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), especially among male homosexuals.


Acquire Immunodeficiency Syndrome Visceral Involvement Intravenous Drug Abuser Tunistic Infection 
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