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  1. Kaposi's sarcoma as a sexually transmissible infection : an analysis of Australian AIDS surveillance data.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To further examine the hypothesis that Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) among people with AIDS is caused by a sexually transmissible infectious agent.

    Design

    Analysis of Australian AIDS surveillance data for the period 1982-1991 by sex, age, exposure category, country of birth, year and place of diagnosis.

    Main outcome measures

    Percentage of people with AIDS who had KS.

    Results

    In Australia, by November 1991, 17.2% (527 out of 3067) of individuals with AIDS aged >=13 years had presented with KS as their AIDS-defining illness: men, 17.6% (524 out of 2977); women, 3.4% (three out of 87) (P<0.001).

    KS was predominantly reported in people aged 20-49 years and there were no cases in children <13 years of age.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Kaposi maladie, Australie, Océanie, Epidémiologie, Transmission, Mode transmission, Etiologie, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Homme, Peau pathologie, Hématodermie, Hémopathie, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Kaposi sarcoma, Australia, Oceania, Epidemiology, Transmission, Transmission mode, Etiology, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Sexually transmitted disease, Human, Skin disease, Cutaneous hematologic disease, Hemopathy, Immunopathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0110104

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.