Management in Health, Vol 12, No 4 (2008)

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Epidemiological aspects of epidemic Kaposi’s sarcoma in Romania

Simona Muşat


Kaposi's sarcoma is a rare disease, both in its classic form, as well as in theepidemic. This paper aims to identify the epidemiological aspects of epidemicKaposi's sarcoma at the national level starting from data reported by hospitals inRomania in a period of almost 4 years.The conclusions of the study were consistent with those of literature, suggestingthat the epidemic Kaposi's sarcoma occurs in much younger patients than theclassic form, a tendency of decreasing in of men:women ratio and a shorter lifeexpectancy. In addition, the study suggests the agglomeration of cases in thesouth-east region of the country.
Keywords: epidemic Kaposi's sarcoma, age, territorial distribution, lifeexpectancy

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