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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2005 February;140(1):1-13

Copyright © 2005 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Kaposi sarcoma

Montesu M. A., Masala M. V., Satta R., Meloni P., Cottoni F.

Dermatology Institute, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy


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In 1872, Moriz Kaposi, a Hungarian dermatologist, first reported 5 cases of bluish skin lesions he defined as idiopathic multiple pigmented sarcoma of the skin. In this review the authors describe the epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, histology, clinical manifestations and therapy of Kaposi sarcoma.

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