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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 671631, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/671631
Case Report

Familial Kaposi’s Sarcoma: A Report of Five Cases from Greece

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hospital “Andreas Sygros”, Ionos Dragoumi 5, 16121 Athens, Greece

Received 29 April 2014; Accepted 16 June 2014; Published 29 June 2014

Academic Editor: Toshiyuki Yamamoto

Copyright © 2014 Kalliopi Armyra et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Introduction. Familial cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma have rarely been reported. Kaposi’s sarcoma is not uncommon in Greece; its incidence is estimated at 0.20 per 100.000 habitants, showing an increased predominance in the Peloponnese, in Southern Greece. Case Report. We describe five cases of familial clustering of KS originating from Greece. Discussion. The pathogenesis of familial Kaposi’s sarcoma is still far from being completely understood. Genetic, environmental, and infectious factors have been incriminated.