High incidence of classic Kaposi's sarcoma in Mantua, Po Valley, Northern Italy (1989-1998)

Br J Cancer. 2001 Aug 3;85(3):379-82. doi: 10.1054/bjoc.2001.1912.

Abstract

The incidence of classic Kaposi's sarcoma was estimated in the province of Mantua, Po Valley, Northern Italy, yielding age-standardized rates of 2.5/100 000 men and 0.7/100 000 women (1989-98). Elevated rates in the rural zone of Viadana/Sabbioneta (5.0/100 000 men and 2.8/100 000 women) are among the highest so far reported for Italian communities.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • Herpesvirus 8, Human / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Italy / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi / epidemiology*
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi / virology
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / virology