Gender differences in clinical presentation and outcomes of epidemic Kaposi sarcoma in Uganda.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

PloS one, Volume 5, Issue 11, p.e13936 (2010)

Keywords:

2010, Adolescent, Adult, Anti-Retroviral Agents, CD4 Lymphocyte Count, Center-Authored Paper, Epidemics, Female, HIV Infections, Humans, Incidence, Kaplan-Meier Estimate, Logistic Models, Male, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Proportional Hazards Models, Sarcoma, Kaposi, Sex Factors, Uganda, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Young Adult

Abstract:

The incidence of Kaposi sarcoma (KS) has increased dramatically among women in sub-Saharan Africa since the onset of the HIV pandemic, but data on KS disease in women are limited. To identify gender-related differences in KS presentation and outcomes, we evaluated the clinical manifestations and response in men and women with AIDS-associated KS in Uganda.