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October 1974

Kaposi Sarcoma and Polymyositis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(4):605-607. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630100061016

Polymyositis is a rare inflammatory disease of striated muscle and is a sign of malignant tumor in 30% to 50% of patients over 40 years of age. A patient had Kaposi sarcoma occurring in association with polymyositis. To my knowledge, the occurrence of Kaposi sarcoma and polymyositis has not previously been reported.