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Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Follow-up on Kaposi's Sarcoma and Pneumocystis Pneumonia Among Homosexual Men - New York City and California




 

During the past 30 months, Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS), an uncommonly reported malignancy in the United States, has been diagnosed in 26 homosexual men (20 in New York City (NYC) and six in California). The 26 patients range in age from 26-51 years (mean 39 years).  Eight of these patients died (7 in NYC, 1 in California— all eight within 24 months after KS diagnosed. The diagnoses in all 26 cases were based on histopathological examination of skin lesions, lymph nodes, or tumor in other organs. Twenty-five of the patients were white, one was black.

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