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
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MANNUCCI PM, QUATTRONE P, MATTURRI L. Kaposi's Sarcoma Without Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody in a Hemophiliac. Ann Intern Med. 1986;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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