0

The full content of Annals is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >
Brief Communications |

Malignant Lymphoma Presenting as Kaposi's Sarcoma in a Homosexual Man with the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

STUART E. LIND, M.D.; PETER L. GROSS, M.D.; WARREN A. ANDIMAN, M.D.; GARY C. STONE, M.D.; ROBERT T. SCHOOLEY, M.D.; and NANCY L. HARRIS, M.D.
[+] Article and Author Information

Grant support: in part by grant AI 14741 from the National Institutes of Health.

▸Requests for reprints should be addressed to Stuart E. Lind, M.D.; Hematology-Oncology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; Boston, MA 02114.


Boston, Massachusetts; and New Haven, Connecticut


© 1985 American College of PhysiciansAmerican College of Physicians


Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(3):338-340. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-102-3-338
Text Size: A A A

A homosexual man had Kaposi's sarcoma of the skin and lymph nodes. After a brief response to interferon, the patient developed new skin lesions. Massive bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract prompted endoscopy, which showed tumor involvement of the stomach, believed to be Kaposi's sarcoma. At autopsy, a diffuse lymphoma was found involving the skin and gastrointestinal tract, forming collision tumors in regions that contained Kaposi's sarcoma. Lymphomatous tissue, but not uninvolved lymph node or spleen, contained Epstein-Barr virus DNA, as shown by DNA hybridization studies. Epstein-Barr virus may play a role in the development of lymphoma in immunosuppressed patients. Unusual manifestations of tumors, such as the massive gastrointestinal bleeding seen in this case, may indicate the development of a second neoplasm.

Figures

Tables

References

Letters

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Comments

Submit a Comment
Submit a Comment

Summary for Patients

Clinical Slide Sets

Terms of Use

The In the Clinic® slide sets are owned and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians (ACP). All text, graphics, trademarks, and other intellectual property incorporated into the slide sets remain the sole and exclusive property of the ACP. The slide sets may be used only by the person who downloads or purchases them and only for the purpose of presenting them during not-for-profit educational activities. Users may incorporate the entire slide set or selected individual slides into their own teaching presentations but may not alter the content of the slides in any way or remove the ACP copyright notice. Users may make print copies for use as hand-outs for the audience the user is personally addressing but may not otherwise reproduce or distribute the slides by any means or media, including but not limited to sending them as e-mail attachments, posting them on Internet or Intranet sites, publishing them in meeting proceedings, or making them available for sale or distribution in any unauthorized form, without the express written permission of the ACP. Unauthorized use of the In the Clinic slide sets will constitute copyright infringement.

Toolkit

Buy Now

to gain full access to the content and tools.

Want to Subscribe?

Learn more about subscription options

Advertisement
Related Articles
Related Point of Care
Topic Collections
PubMed Articles
Forgot your password?
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.
(Required)
(Required)