Kaposi'S Sarcoma in Homosexual Men—a Report of Eight Cases

  • Hymes K
  • Greene J
  • Marcus A
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Abstract

The clinical findings in eight young homosexual men in New York with Kaposi's sarcoma showed some unusual features. Unlike the form usually seen in North America and Europe, it affected younger men (4th decade rather than 7th decade); the skin lesions were generalised rather than being predominantly in the lower limbs, and the disease was more aggressive (survival of less than 20 months rather than 8-13 years). All eight had had a variety of sexually transmitted diseases. All those tested for cytomegalovirus antibodies and hepatitis B surface antigen or anti-hepatitis B antibody gave positive results. This unusual occurrence of Kaposi's sarcoma in a population much exposed to sexually transmissible diseases suggests that such exposure may play a role in its pathogenesis.

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Authors

  • KennethB. Hymes

  • JeffreyB. Greene

  • Aaron Marcus

  • DanielC. William

  • Tony Cheung

  • NeilS. Prose

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