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Classic Kaposi's sarcoma in the Inuit of northern Quebec.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15692509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Classic Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is predominantly a disease of eastern Mediterranean and Ashkenazi Jewish elderly men. Nevertheless, the disease has been reported to occur in people from various other ethnic and regional backgrounds. OBJECTIVE: We report, for the first time, the occurrence of classic KS in five Inuit people living in northern Quebec, Canada. METHODS AND RESULTS: We describe the case of a 69-year-old Inuit man with classic KS, and report four other cases of KS in the Inuit population, identified by a review of our hospital's dermatopathology records. CONCLUSION: The discovery of classic KS in the Inuit population of northern Quebec brings with it new questions as to the origins of the KS-associated herpes virus in this population. It is our belief that the answers to these questions are in the genotype of the virus that is present in this community.
Authors:
Nathan Rosen; A Kevin Watters; Alain Brassard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1097-6787     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-04     Completed Date:  2005-08-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907132     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Dermatology, McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. nathanrosen@videotron.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Female
Foot Diseases / ethnology,  pathology
Humans
Inuits*
Lower Extremity
Male
Middle Aged
Quebec
Sarcoma, Kaposi / ethnology*,  pathology
Skin Neoplasms / ethnology*,  pathology

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