Juvenile classic kaposi's sarcoma: A report of two cases, one with family history

Stefano Zurrida, Roberto Agresti, Craziella Cefalo

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Abstract

Two cases of juvenile classic Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), one with family history, are described, and the natural history of KS is briefly reviewed. Case 1a war a child whose disease ran an aggressive course and did not respond to therapy. Case 1b was the mother of the child: She had a relapsed localized form that was treated by surgery and chemotherapy, and she has been disease free since 1990. The second juvenile case was a 4-year-old boy with a localized form that relapsed but was successfully treated by surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. He has been free of disease since 1986. Family history in juvenile KS has not previously been reported unrelated to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in a Western country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-416
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Hematology and Oncology
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

Keywords

  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • Pediatric tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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