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Familial Kaposi's Sarcoma: A Report of Five Cases from Greece.

Authors
  • Armyra, Kalliopi
  • Kouris, Anargyros
  • Xanthinaki, Arsinoi
  • Stratigos, Alexandros
  • Potouridou, Irene
Type
Published Article
Journal
Case reports in dermatological medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
2014
Pages
671631–671631
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/2014/671631
PMID: 25093124
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Introduction. Familial cases of Kaposi's sarcoma have rarely been reported. Kaposi's sarcoma is not uncommon in Greece; its incidence is estimated at 0.20 per 100.000 habitants, showing an increased predominance in the Peloponnese, in Southern Greece. Case Report. We describe five cases of familial clustering of KS originating from Greece. Discussion. The pathogenesis of familial Kaposi's sarcoma is still far from being completely understood. Genetic, environmental, and infectious factors have been incriminated.

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