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    1981

Kaposi's sarcoma and Pneumocystis pneumonia among homosexual men--New York City and California.

@article{FriedmanKien1981KaposisSA,
  title={Kaposi's sarcoma and Pneumocystis pneumonia among homosexual men--New York City and California.},
  author={AlvinE. Friedman-Kien and Linda Laubenstein and Michael Marmor and Kenneth B. Hymes and Joanne Green and A. Fernandez Ragaz and J Gottleib and F Muggia and Rita Iovine Demopoulos and Moshe Weintraub},
  journal={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
  year={1981},
  volume={30 25},
  pages={
          305-8
        }
}
Accurate incidence and mortality rates in the US for Kaposis sarcoma are not available but the annual incidence has been estimated at 0.02-0.06/100000. The disease has tended to affect primarily elder males. A departure from this pattern is the diagnosis in the past 30 months of Kaposis sarcoma in 26 homosexual men in New York City and California whose mean age was 39 years (range 26-51 years). In contrast to the clinical course in elderly men in whom the mean survival time is 8-13 years after… CONTINUE READING

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