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

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          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.

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          [1 ] 1st Institute of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Semmelweis University Medical School, Budapest, Hungary. bszende@korb1.sote.hu
          Journal
          Gen Diagn Pathol
          General & diagnostic pathology
          0947-823X
          0947-823X
          Dec 1997
          : 143
          : 4
          9489952

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