Non-HIV-Related Kaposi’s Sarcoma in Former Colonists/Expatriates in Central Africa


Thierry Simonart, MD, PhD, Department of Dermatology, Erasme University Hospital, 808 Route de Lennik, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium. E-mail:


Two cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) that occurred in patients who had no evident risk factors for KS but who were former colonists/expatriates in Central Africa are reported. The occurrence of KS in this setting may represent a hitherto unrecognized epidemiological form of KS.