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Twenty years of KSHV

Chang, Y and Moore, P (2014) Twenty years of KSHV. Viruses, 6 (11). 4258 - 4264. ISSN 1999-4915

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Twenty years ago, Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) was the oncologic counterpart to Winston Churchill’s Russia: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. First described by Moritz Kaposi in 1872, who reported it to be an aggressive skin tumor, KS became known over the next century as a slow-growing tumor of elderly men—in fact, most KS patients were expected to die with the tumor rather than from it. Nevertheless, the course and manifestations of the disease varied widely in different clinical contexts. The puzzle of KS came to the forefront as a harbinger of the AIDS epidemic. The articles in this issue of Viruses recount progress made in understanding Kaposi’s sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) since its initial description in 1994.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Chang, Yyc70@pitt.eduYC70
Moore, Ppsm9@pitt.eduPSM9
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Hillman Cancer Center
Date: 7 November 2014
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Viruses
Volume: 6
Number: 11
Page Range: 4258 - 4264
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3390/v6114258
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
School of Medicine > Pathology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1999-4915
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2015 21:43
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2021 10:55


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