Clinicopathologic aspects of 8 Kaposi's sarcomas among 1009 renal transplant patients

B. Szende, A. Toth, F. Perner, K. Nagy, K. Takacs

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Abstract

In 8 of 1009 patients receiving renal grafts and consecutive immunosuppressive therapy during the last 20 years in Budapest, Hungary, Kaposi's sarcoma developed 6.5 months (average) after transplantation. Of 8 cutaneous cases of this disease, 5 also presented visceral manifestations. Seven patients died. Those with visceral tumors died because of the tumor itself. One patient affected by cutaneous tumor has survived for 5 years post-treatment. The relatively high incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma may be explained by a high infection rate with Herpes virus 8, which was shown to be positive in all three cases investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalGeneral and Diagnostic Pathology
Volume143
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Keywords

  • Herpes virus 8
  • Immunosuppression
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • Kidney transplant

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Clinicopathologic aspects of 8 Kaposi's sarcomas among 1009 renal transplant patients. / Szende, B.; Toth, A.; Perner, F.; Nagy, K.; Takacs, K.

In: General and Diagnostic Pathology, Vol. 143, No. 4, 1997, p. 209-213.

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