MARILYN A. TOMASKO, M.D.; DAVID S. CHUDWIN, M.D.
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To the editor: Before the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) developed, Kaposi's sarcoma mainly affected elderly men and was relatively rare in the United States (1). We report the case of a patient who fit the epidemiologic pattern for, and had a clinical course consistent with, classical Kaposi's sarcoma but who, in fact, had AIDS. This case supports the decision of the Centers for Disease Control to change the definition of AIDS to include persons over 60 years old who have Kaposi's sarcoma and evidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (2).
A 75-year-old white man of European Jewish descent presented
TOMASKO MA, CHUDWIN DS. Kaposi's Sarcoma in an Elderly Patient. Ann Intern Med. ;106:334–335. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-2-334_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(2):334-335.
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