Herpesvirus 8-associated penile Kaposi's sarcoma in an HIV-negative patient: first report of a solitary lesion.

@article{Morelli2003Herpesvirus8P,
  title={Herpesvirus 8-associated penile Kaposi's sarcoma in an HIV-negative patient: first report of a solitary lesion.},
  author={Luca Morelli and Teresa Pusiol and Francesco Piscioli and Heinz H{\"o}fler and Gregor Weirich and Martin Werner and Antonello Domenico Cabras},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={28-31}
}
Kaposi's sarcoma is a neoplastic vascular lesion. Its form of onset is frequently disseminated, especially in HIV-positive patients. Its association with the infection caused by a virus of the Epstein-Barr family, human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), has been recently demonstrated. In this article we discuss the unusual presentation of a solitary manifestation of Kaposi's sarcoma on the penis of a 53-year-old HIV-negative patient. Polymerase chain reaction analysis of the tumor tissue was positive for… CONTINUE READING