E. RIEBER; A. MITTELMAN; G.P. WORMSER; S. MAAYAN; J. GADDIPATI; T. AHMED; K. MADDEN; J.W. CHIAO; Z.A. ARLIN
To the editor: The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and its complex of diseases has been seen among homosexual men, intravenous drug abusers, Haitians, and patients with hemophilia (1). This complex syndrome has been characterized by severe cellular immunodeficiency, opportunistic infection, and Kaposi's sarcoma (2). Although temporary control of infection has been possible in this disease, definitive control of Kaposi's sarcoma has not yet been achieved. A trial of the biological modifier alpha interferon (3) has been disappointing and etoposide (LAUBENSTEIN L. Post-graduate course on epidemic Kaposi's sarcoma and opportunistic infections in homosexual men. New York University Medical Center, March 1983), although
E. RIEBER, A. MITTELMAN, G.P. WORMSER, S. MAAYAN, J. GADDIPATI, T. AHMED, et al. Vincristine and Kaposi's Sarcoma in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:876. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-6-876_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(6):876.
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