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March 1985

Disseminated Kaposi's Sarcoma Without Lymphocyte Abnormalities

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration Medical Center, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(3):547. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360030195033

• In a 24-year-old bisexual man with stage IV Kaposi's sarcoma, the typical immunologic alterations reported in other patients with disseminated Kaposi's sarcoma were not seen. Lymphopenia, a low helper-suppressor T-cell ratio, impaired lymphocyte responses to T- and B-cell antigens and mitogens, and abnormalities in cell-mediated immunity could not be demonstrated.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:547)