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Classic Kaposi's sarcoma in the Inuit of northern Quebec.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15692509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
Division of Dermatology, McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Foot Diseases / ethnology,  pathology
Lower Extremity
Middle Aged
Sarcoma, Kaposi / ethnology*,  pathology
Skin Neoplasms / ethnology*,  pathology

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