SAMUEL NESBITT, M.D., PH.D., F.A.C.P.; P. F. MARK, M.D.; H. M. ZIMMERMAN, M.D.
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The lesion of idiopathic hemorrhagic sarcoma (sometimes called angioreticuloendothelioma) or Kaposi's disease, is a granulomatous tumor characterized by vascular proliferation and hyperplasia of spindle cells which are of doubtful origin.1, 2, 3, 4 The fact that various theories have been advanced as to the pathogenesis of the disease is indicative of the fact that the actual nature of its origin remains obscure, although it is generally believed to represent a true neoplastic process rather than an infectious one.2, 4 The disease occurs almost always in men who are manual laborers, the great majority of them being Jewish or Italian, of
NESBITT S, MARK PF, ZIMMERMAN HM. DISSEMINATED VISCERAL IDIOPATHIC HEMORRHAGIC SARCOMA (KAPOSI'S DISEASE): REPORT OF CASE WITH NECROPSY FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:601–605. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-4-601
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(4):601-605.
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