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London clinicians discuss the possible mechanisms of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) koebnerization in AIDS patients.
P.D. French and J.R.W. Harris et al. from the Genitourinary Medicine Departments of two hospitals in London, United Kingdom, report on koebnerization of KS in 5 AIDS patients ("The Koebner Phenomenon and AIDS-Related Kaposi's Sarcoma," British J of Dermatology, November 1994; 131(5):746-7).
French et al. report on the wide range of traumas which can predispose the development of KS in AIDS patients.
According to French et al., "the Koebner phenomenon is the localizing of skin disease to a site of trauma in an individual who is susceptible to …