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Aggressive Kaposi's Sarcoma in a 6-month-old African infant: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Manji, K. P., Amir, H. and Maduhu, I. Z. (2000) Aggressive Kaposi's Sarcoma in a 6-month-old African infant: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH, 5 (2). pp. 85-87. ISSN 1360-2276

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Abstract

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), known to exist in Africa for a century now, was rare in children and unknown in the newborn. With the onset of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, a more aggressive, disseminated type of KS (AKS) was recognized. Recently KS was diagnosed in a 6-month-old infant in Tanzania. Data support the notion that HHSV8 infectivity can be potentiated with HIV infection and thus produce multiple lesions in different anatomical sites early in life. Furthermore, the available evidence would suggest a nonsexual route of HHSV8 infection, possibly from mother to fetus.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Kaposi’s Sarcoma, Infant, African, Transmission Route
Subjects: Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
Divisions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 07:23
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 07:23
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/1249

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