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June 1990

Cutaneous Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome-Associated Kaposi's Sarcoma in Pediatric Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Connor, Morrison, McSherry, and Oleske) and Pathology (Dr Joshi), Children's Hospital of New Jersey and the University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, Newark; the Departments of Pediatric Pathology (Dr Boccon-Gibod) and Pediatric Pneumonology (Dr Just and Mr Grimfeld), Trousseau Children's Hospital, Paris, France; and the Department of Clinical Pathology and Diagnostic Medicine, East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville (Dr Joshi).

Arch Dermatol. 1990;126(6):791-793. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670300091014

• Kaposi's sarcoma has only rarely been reported in children with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. In contrast to adult patients, in whom the disease is predominantly cutaneous, among pediatric patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, Kaposi's sarcoma is primarily limited to the lymphadenopathic form. We describe two children with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome who developed diffuse nodular skin lesions of Kaposi's sarcoma.

(Arch Dermatol. 1990;126:791-793)

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