Kaposi's sarcoma in a child after autologous bone marrow transplantation for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

F. Porta, M. Bongiorno, F. Locatelli, A. Gibardi, A. Lanfranchi, R. Rosso, M. Paulli, L. Nespoli, G. R. Burgio

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Abstract

A case of Kaposi's sarcoma in a child with no serologic evidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is reported. A 7-year-old boy with Stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, after conventional chemotherapy, underwent autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT). Five months later he presented with supraclavicular mass and mediastinal enlargement. A bone marrow biopsy showed hypoplasia with no signs of the underlying disease, whereas the excised mass revealed a typical histologic pattern of Kaposi's sarcoma. The child is currently being treated with recombinant α-interferon (α-IFN) and regression of the disease has been achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1361-1364
Number of pages4
JournalCancer
Volume68
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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