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November 1980

Kaposi's Sarcoma After Immunosuppressive Therapy With Prednisone

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City (Dr Hoshaw); the Section of Dermatology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson (Drs Hoshaw and Schwartz); and the Department of Dermatology; University of California, San Francisco (Dr Schwartz).

Arch Dermatol. 1980;116(11):1280-1282. doi:10.1001/archderm.1980.01640350070019

• Immunosuppressed patients are at risk of acquiring Kaposi's sarcoma. We describe here a 66-year-old man with bronchial asthma who was receiving immunosuppressive medication (prednisone given for systemic effect) and in whom Kaposi's sarcoma developed. The literature on this subject is reviewed.

(Arch Dermatol 116:1280-1282, 1980)