Kaposi's sarcoma after steroid therapy for pemphigus foliaceus.


A patient with pemphigus foliaceus, derived from pemphigus erythematosus, developed Kaposi's sarcoma characterized by wide-spread skin nodules on the extremities after 5-month treatment with large doses of prednisone. The patient died one year later. We conclude that the immunosuppressive treatment with prolonged large doses of prednisone is attributable to… (More)


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