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June 1938

MULTIPLE IDIOPATHIC HEMORRHAGIC SARCOMA OF KAPOSI: REPORT OF A FOURTH CASE IN A FULL-BLOODED NEGRO

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UGANDA, BRITISH EAST AFRICA

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1938;37(6):972-974. doi:10.1001/archderm.1938.01480120038005
Abstract

In 1922 Jojot and Laigret1 described a case of multiple tumors in a Bantu Negro of Cameroun; Ziemann and Sklarek2 expressed the belief that it was one of Kaposi's sarcoma. In 1935 Ellis3 reported another case in a full-blooded Negro and quoted Pardo-Castello4 as having described one previously. With the exception of these three cases and that of a mulatto presented by Andrews5 before the Section of Dermatology and Syphilis of the New York Academy of Medicine, I can find no reference to the disease occurring in Negroes. This rarity may be due to a lack of skilled dermatologists in the greater part of Africa or may have some bearing on the racial distribution mentioned by Ellis3 and Dörffel.6

REPORT OF CASE  The patient was a full-blooded Negro, a native of Bunyoro in Uganda, British East Africa, aged about 45. No relevant history

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