ANTHONY S. FAUCI, M.D.
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In June and July of 1981 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported to the medical community the alarming and unprecedented occurrence of Kaposi's sarcoma, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, and other severe opportunistic infections among apparently previously healthy homosexual men in the United States, with a concentration of cases in New York and California (1, 2). Soon thereafter more detailed reports appeared in the literature clearly documenting this unique pattern of disease (3-6). The number of cases being recognized is increasing, with at least one case per day being reported to the CDC. The current total is 290 recognized cases, making
FAUCI AS. The Syndrome of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections: An Epidemiologically Restricted Disorder of Immunoregulation. Ann Intern Med. ;96:777–779. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-6-777
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(6_part_1):777-779.
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