Two cases of Kaposi's sarcoma in renal and liver transplant recipients treated with interferon

Orsolya Halmos, Paolo Inturri, Alessandra Galligioni, Domenico Di Landro, Paolo Rigotti, Umberto Tedeschi, Agnese Graziotto, Patrizia Burra, Alessandro Poletti, Lorenzo Rossaro

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Abstract

We report two cases of Kaposi's sarcoma in recipients of solid organ transplants, presenting (Case 1) 12 months after liver transplantation and (Case 2) 7 months after kidney transplantation. Both patients share the following features: natives from the Mediterranean area (Southern Italy), multiple immunosuppressive regimen, infection with hepatitis B and cytomegalovirus. During the 3 yr of follow-up after the diagnosis, their immunosuppressive regimen was reduced and they were treated with alpha interferon with remission of the clinical findings. The management of Kaposi's sarcoma in organ transplant recipients remains a controversial issue because of the risks of organ rejection associated with the reduction of immunosuppression and with the use of interferon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-378
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Transplantation
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Kaposi's Sarcoma
Immunosuppressive Agents
Interferons
Transplants
Kidney
Liver
Hepatitis B
Cytomegalovirus
Population Groups
Interferon-alpha
Liver Transplantation
Kidney Transplantation
Immunosuppression
Italy
Infection
Transplant Recipients

Keywords

  • Hepatitis B virus
  • Immunosuppression
  • Interferon
  • Kaposi's sarcoma
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Liver transplantation

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  • Transplantation
  • Immunology

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Halmos, O., Inturri, P., Galligioni, A., Di Landro, D., Rigotti, P., Tedeschi, U., ... Rossaro, L. (1996). Two cases of Kaposi's sarcoma in renal and liver transplant recipients treated with interferon. Clinical Transplantation, 10(4), 374-378.

Two cases of Kaposi's sarcoma in renal and liver transplant recipients treated with interferon. / Halmos, Orsolya; Inturri, Paolo; Galligioni, Alessandra; Di Landro, Domenico; Rigotti, Paolo; Tedeschi, Umberto; Graziotto, Agnese; Burra, Patrizia; Poletti, Alessandro; Rossaro, Lorenzo.

In: Clinical Transplantation, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1996, p. 374-378.

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Halmos, O, Inturri, P, Galligioni, A, Di Landro, D, Rigotti, P, Tedeschi, U, Graziotto, A, Burra, P, Poletti, A & Rossaro, L 1996, 'Two cases of Kaposi's sarcoma in renal and liver transplant recipients treated with interferon', Clinical Transplantation, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 374-378.
Halmos O, Inturri P, Galligioni A, Di Landro D, Rigotti P, Tedeschi U et al. Two cases of Kaposi's sarcoma in renal and liver transplant recipients treated with interferon. Clinical Transplantation. 1996;10(4):374-378.
Halmos, Orsolya ; Inturri, Paolo ; Galligioni, Alessandra ; Di Landro, Domenico ; Rigotti, Paolo ; Tedeschi, Umberto ; Graziotto, Agnese ; Burra, Patrizia ; Poletti, Alessandro ; Rossaro, Lorenzo. / Two cases of Kaposi's sarcoma in renal and liver transplant recipients treated with interferon. In: Clinical Transplantation. 1996 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 374-378.
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