Kaposi's sarcoma of the oral cavity: a study of 134 patients with a review of the pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical aspects, and treatment.

@article{Ficarra1988KaposisSO,
  title={Kaposi's sarcoma of the oral cavity: a study of 134 patients with a review of the pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical aspects, and treatment.},
  author={G Ficarra and Anthony M. Berson and Sol Silverman and J M Quivey and Francina I Lozada-Nur and D D Sooy and C{\'e}sar Augusto Migliorati},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  year={1988},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={543-50}
}
Since our first description and profile of patients with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in 1984, the relative rate of KS in patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome has dropped from 34% to 20%. However, the absolute number is increasing. The pathogenesis of KS is still obscure, and its interaction with the human immunodeficiency virus infection remains unclear. Cause of death is usually opportunistic infections in both endemic and epidemic KS. The most common intraoral site is the palate… CONTINUE READING