Pulmonary manifestations of Kaposi's sarcoma.

@article{Garay1987PulmonaryMO,
  title={Pulmonary manifestations of Kaposi's sarcoma.},
  author={Stuart M. Garay and M Belenko and Eugene Fazzini and Roger A. Schinella},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1987},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          39-43
        }
}
Pulmonary Kaposi's sarcoma is an unusual pre-mortem diagnosis in AIDS patients. During a four-year period, 318 patients with AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma presented to New York University Medical Center; 19 patients were found to have pulmonary involvement. All 19 patients were homosexual men; 18 of these patients presented with cutaneous and/or visceral Kaposi's sarcoma. Seventy-nine percent of patients had previous or concurrent pulmonary opportunistic infections. Clinical presentation of… 

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