To the Editor.—
Kaposi's sarcoma is a distinctive feature of full-blown acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)1 that occurs in young men, runs a rapidly progressive course, and spreads systematically.2 Although numerous cases of children with AIDS have been reported, none has reported the presence of Kaposi's sarcoma in a 6-day-old infant infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Report of a Case.—
A full-term male infant was born of a 22-year-old woman. The father, a 23-year-old bisexual who seeks male companionship five times a year on the average, shows no signs or symptoms of AIDS and has tested positive by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA) test to HIV antibodies. Approximately 21/2 years ago, he donated blood to a sister who is now positive to HIV antibodies.The mother, a lower middle-class woman with no risk factors, had a normal pregnancy 31/2 years previously, at which time she received a blood transfusion
Gutierrez-Ortega P, Hierro-Orozco S, Sanchez-Cisneros R, Montaño LF. Kaposi's Sarcoma in a 6-Day-Old Infant With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(3):432-433. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670150122023