A report of two non-AIDS associated Kaposi's sarcoma in Malaysia

S. E. Choon, J. J. Khoo

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Abstract

Kaposi's sarcoma is an uncommon cutaneous neoplasm seen classically in elderly males of East European or Jewish extract. It has been known to be endemic in sub-Saharan Africa for many years. Numerous cases had been described in patients on long-term immunosuppressive therapy and in patients living with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). In spite of the increasing number of organ transplant recipients and people living with AIDS. Kaposi's sarcoma remains rare in Asia. We report two cases in Johor, Malaysia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume52
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • Malaysia
  • Non-AIDS associated

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