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Kaposi’s Sarcoma in Kidney Graft Recipients Treated with Low Doses of Cyclosporine

  • G. Civati
  • B. Brando
  • G. Busnach
  • M. L. Broggi
  • C. Brunati
  • G. P. Casadei
  • M. Seveso
  • E. E. Minetti
  • L. Minetti
Part of the Developments in Nephrology book series (DINE, volume 24)

Abstract

Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a neoplastic disease of endothelial cells, which accounts for some 3% of organ transplantation malignancies, and it is also common in HIV infection. KS incidence seems increased with Cyclosporine (CSA) therapy, as compared with conventional immunosuppression (1, 2). In our unit, 4 out of 150 CSA-treated recipients developed KS, while no other malignancies have been recorded. This occurred despite a low-dose CSA regimen (3), as compared with the absence of neoplasia in other 150 patients receiving conventional treatment.The clinical features of our KS cases were reviewed.

Keywords

Oral Candidiasis Conventional Immunosuppression Multiple Blood Transfusion sterOid Resistant Rejection Kidney Graft Recipient 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Civati
    • 1
  • B. Brando
    • 1
  • G. Busnach
    • 1
  • M. L. Broggi
    • 1
  • C. Brunati
    • 1
  • G. P. Casadei
    • 2
  • M. Seveso
    • 1
  • E. E. Minetti
    • 1
  • L. Minetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dep.ts of NephrologyNiguarda-Ca’Granda HospitalMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dep.ts of PathologyNiguarda-Ca’Granda HospitalMilanoItaly

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