Evaluation of different staging systems for Kaposi's sarcoma in HIV-infected patients

Andrea Antinori, Immacolata Izzi, Adriana Ammassari, Gaetano Camilli, Rita Murri, Enrica Tamburrini

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Abstract

The records of 49 consecutive AIDS patients with Kaposi's sarcoma were analysed retrospectively to assess the prognostic value of the four staging systems proposed for epidemic Kaposi's sarcoma. The classifications by Krigel and Mitsuyasu do not describe exactly the characteristics of the disease, and do not give enough information on survival. Our study confirms that CD4+ cell depletion, systemic symptoms and opportunistic infections at diagnosis are the major prognostic factors and influence survival to a great extent, as shown by Krown and Chachoua.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635-636
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Volume118
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1992

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • Staging systems
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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