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March 1982

Kaposi's Sarcoma in a Patient With Dermatomyositis Receiving Immunosuppressive Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Dr Weiss) and Rheumatology (Dr Serushan), Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(3):183-185. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650150045021

• Kaposi's sarcoma occurred in a 65-year-old Mexican woman who had been treated for dermatomyositis with prednisone for 2½ years and with azathioprine for four months. Kaposi's sarcoma, a malignant neoplasm not usually associated with dermatomyositis, may be a consequence of immunosuppressive therapy in this patient.

(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:183-185)

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