Human herpes virus-8 and other risk factors for Kaposi's sarcoma in kidney transplant recipients. Groupe Cooperatif de Transplantation d' Ile de France (GCIF).

@article{Farge1999HumanHV,
  title={Human herpes virus-8 and other risk factors for Kaposi's sarcoma in kidney transplant recipients. Groupe Cooperatif de Transplantation d' Ile de France (GCIF).},
  author={Dominique Farge and C{\'e}l{\`e}ste Lebb{\'e} and Zora Marjanovic and Philippe Tuppin and Catherine Mouquet and Marie No{\"e}lle Peraldi and Phillippe Lang and Christian Hiesse and Corinne Antoine and C. Legendre and Janine B{\'e}drossian and Marie France Gagnadoux and Chantal Loirat and Claire Pellet and Julie Sheldon and J. L. Golmard and F{\'e}lix Agbalika and Thomas F Schulz},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 9},
  pages={1236-42}
}
BACKGROUND The exact reasons for the high incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) after kidney transplantation are still unknown. Immunosuppression is classically considered as the main risk factor, but the relative risk contributed by the patient's geographic origin and by human herpes virus (HHV)-8 infection still has to be determined. METHODS We carried out a retrospective and a prospective study among kidney transplant recipients (TP) to identify the risk factors for posttransplantation KS… CONTINUE READING
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