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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
OHE, Eugênia Maria Damásio N. et al. Fatal outcome in classic Kaposi's sarcoma. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2010, vol.85, n.3, pp.375-379. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962010000300014.
First described in 1872, Kaposi's sarcoma is defined as a rare multifocal tumor that originates in the endothelial cells and presents with cutaneous and extracutaneous manifestations. The classic form is most common in elderly men and progression is slow. This tumor responds well to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. This report describes a classic case of Kaposi's sarcoma in a woman with skin and visceral manifestations in whom the disease rapidly progressed to a fatal outcome.
Keywords : Herpesvirus 8, human; Sarcoma, Kaposi; Skin tumors.