JOSEPH T. MCGINN, M.D.; JOSEPH J. RICCA, M. D.; JOHN F. CURRIN, M.D.
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Kaposi's sarcoma is an uncommon neoplastic lesion, usually of low grade malignancy, which is thought to be of vascular tissue origin. Most authors, including Algerter and Peale,1 classify it as an angiosarcoma. The disease seems to have a predilection for Central European stock, affecting northern Italians most frequently, then Jews, Russians and Poles, in that order. The most common age of onset is in the fifth and sixth decades; males are the more frequent victims by a ratio of 20:1.
Kaposi's sarcoma has been reported frequently in association with malignancies of the lymphatic system, such as mycosis fungoides,2, 3
MCGINN JT, RICCA JJ, CURRIN JF. KAPOSI'S SARCOMA FOLLOWING ALLERGIC ANGIITIS1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:921–927. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-4-921
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(4):921-927.
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