Disseminated Lymehadenopathic Kaposi's Sarcoma in Zambian Children
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Kaposi's Sarcoma with skin involvement is a common tumour in adult Zambian and African population living South of the Sahara (Naik, 1977). However, it is uncommon amongst Zambian children and constitutes only 5% of all Kaposi's in Zambia (Naik, 1977). We wish to present two cases of Kaposi's Sacroma in Zambian childf en in view of unpublished literature containing detailed information, in children, its rarity, diagnostic difficulties and the different natural course of the disease.Two cases of Kaposi's Sacroma with generalized massive lymphadenopathy and visceral involvement without cutaneous lesions have been presented in young Zambian children. The difficulties in diagnosis and clinical course are discussed. We suggest an increasing awareness of this condition for the detection of more cases in Zambia.
CitationBhagwat, G.P., Naik, K.G., Sachdeva, V. and Bhushan, V. (1980). Disseminated Lymehadenopathic Kaposi's Sarcoma in Zambian children. Medical Journal of Zambia. 14 (4)
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Medical Journal of Zambia.
Dissemirmted Lymehadenopathic Kaposi's Sarcoma---Children
Multiple Idiopathic Pigmented Hemangiosarcoma
Kaposi's Sarcoma with skin involvement is a common tumor in the adult Zambian.