DAVID L. COHN, M.D.; FRANKLYN N. JUDSON, M.D.
To the editor: In the extensive review, "Primary Kaposi's Sarcoma of the Head and Neck," by Gnepp and colleagues (1), there is an erroneous statement that deserves further discussion because it may provide an important clue to the pathogenesis of this neoplasia. The authors state: "Several other groups in the United States found to be especially susceptible to developing Kaposi's sarcoma are immunosuppressed patients, homosexual men, intravenous drug abusers, Haitian immigrants to the United States, hemophiliacs, and prison inmates. "
Actually, there have been no cases of Kaposi's sarcoma in the 28 nonhomosexual hemophiliacs with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome reported
COHN DL, JUDSON FN. Absence of Kaposi's Sarcoma in Hemophiliacs with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;101:401. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-3-401_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(3):401.
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