Kaposi, Moritz

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Moritz (born Moritz Kohn), Hungarian dermatologist in Austria, 1837-1902.
Kaposi sarcoma - a multifocal malignant neoplasm. Synonym(s): multiple idiopathic hemorrhagic sarcoma
Kaposi varicelliform eruption - a rare complication of vaccinia superimposed on atopic dermatitis, with generalized vesicles and papulovesicles and high fever. Synonym(s): eczema vaccinatum
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First described by dermatologist Moritz Kaposi (1837-1902) at the University of Vienna in 1872.
First described by the Hungarian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi in 1872, Kaposi's sarcoma assumed prominence during the emerging HIV epidemic and is now the most common tumor in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).
KS, discovered more than a century ago by the Austro-Hungarian dermatologist Moritz Kaposi, is seen in nearly one-third of all AIDS patients.