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Friday, March 2, 2018


African Kaposi's sarcoma

African Kaposi's sarcoma

When the first publication on Aids appeared, Kaposi's sarcoma was the identification disease. The people who were associated with the disease were homosexuals, hemophilia patients, Haitians, recipients of blood-transfusions and varying degrees in African states.

In a study carried out in Miami, out of 49 thoroughly examined Aids patients, all had Kaposi's sarcoma. They died between 1980 and October 1983. These included 22 Haitians, 19 homosexuals, two hemophilia patients and two patients whose mode of infection wasn't reported.

The disease manifested itself by a rapid growth- the 'inflammatory Kaposi's sarcoma. The patients must have been exposed to the Kaposi's sarcoma agent shortly beforehand and massively.

The agent can only reach such people living such different lifestyles through the air. This would fit for two infected persons without stated risks. And, Kaposi's sarcoma is otherwise very rare among hemophilia patients.

Comparably intensively the agent was distributed in Zambia. There the growth of Kaposi's sarcoma in the face, and it spread even overnight in an unusual way disease spreads. 

Transmission of Kaposi's sarcoma does not occur as a result of sexual intercourse. The percentages of infections among the mass Aids diseases constantly declined from 42% in 1982 to 13% in 1988. 

The aggressiveness of Kaposi's sarcoma diseases, however, appears to be on the increase; the survival rate dropped considerably between 1981 and 1987. 

For unexplained reasons or deliberately spread, 'Kaposi's sarcoma in that lymphadenopathic type of the disease occurred only in African children but in other parts of the world, children and adults develop less of this form of Kaposi's sarcoma.

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