Kaposi's sarcoma in the hand of an AIDS patient

John E. Keith, E. F.Shaw Wilgis

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A case of Kaposi's sarcoma of a digit in a patient with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is described. The patient had what appeared to be a chronic paronychia. The paronychia tissue was excised and biopsy findings showed Kaposi's sarcoma. Kaposi's sarcoma is a multicentric, malignant, vascular tumor composed of proliferating spindle-shaped cells and capillary vessels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-413
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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