P. M. MANNUCCI, M.D.; P. QUATTRONE, M.D.; L. MATTURRI, M.D.
To the editor: Kaposi's sarcoma is a rare manifestation of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in hemophiliacs (1). We describe a case with a rapidly progressive clinical course and other unusual aspects.
A 30-year-old heterosexual man with severe hemophilia A had a high-potency alloantibody to factor VIII. Between referral to us (1975) and June 1985, he was treated with an average of 9000 IU/year of factor VIII concentrates (manufactured in the United States) and 9500 IU/year of factor IX concentrates (only heated concentrates were used since 1984). At visits in 1983 and 1984, the patient, who denied using illicit drugs
MANNUCCI PM, QUATTRONE P, MATTURRI L. Kaposi's Sarcoma Without Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody in a Hemophiliac. Ann Intern Med. ;105:466. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-466_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):466.
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