Kaposi's sarcoma and AIDS

Med Clin North Am. 1986 Jan;70(1):139-54. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30973-7.


Mucocutaneous lesions are often a prominent manifestation of the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Patients with this syndrome are susceptible to a number of opportunistic skin infections as well as an aggressive form of Kaposi's sarcoma. The diagnosis, the clinical setting, and the treatment of these diseases are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / etiology
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections / etiology
  • Deltaretrovirus / isolation & purification
  • Humans
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi / etiology*
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi / therapy
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious / etiology
  • Skin Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Skin Neoplasms / therapy