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Rheumatoid arthritis, corticosteroid therapy and Kaposi's sarcoma: a coincidence? A case and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1458798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a 68-year-old woman suffering from rheumatoid arthritis treated with low doses of prednisone who developed Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). This patient was not affected with AIDS, and two years previously, her sister had also complained of KS. In the literature only 8 rheumatoid arthritis patients who developed KS during steroid therapy have been reported. We present a review of the literature and question the responsibility of corticosteroids and autoimmune diseases as the cause of KS.
P Casoli; B Tumiati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-14     Completed Date:  1993-01-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  432-5     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
2nd Department of Medicine, Ospedale S. Maria Nuova, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Adrenal Cortex Hormones / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use*
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / complications,  drug therapy*
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Prednisone / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Sarcoma, Kaposi / chemically induced*,  etiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenal Cortex Hormones; 53-03-2/Prednisone

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