Journal Article

Discordant HHV8 Detection in a Young HIV-Negative Patient with Kaposi's Sarcoma and Sarcoidosis

Giampiero di Gennaro, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Ornella Schioppa, Guglielmo Nasti, Antonino Carbone and Umberto Tirelli

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 32, issue 7, pages 1100-1102
Published in print April 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online April 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/319603
Discordant HHV8 Detection in a Young HIV-Negative Patient with Kaposi's Sarcoma and Sarcoidosis

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Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8), which has been suggested as the causal agent of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), has also been implicated in the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis. We describe a patient affected concomitantly by sarcoidosis and KS. HHV8 sequences were detected with PCR only on KS lesions, whereas sarcoid tissues did not harbor HHV8 DNA. Immune dysfunction related to sarcoidosis may have facilitated the oncogenic role of HHV8 and the development of KS.

Journal Article.  1697 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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