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J Am Acad Dermatol. 2000 Feb;42(2 Pt 1):290-2.

Retiform hemangioendothelioma: another tumor associated with human herpesvirus type 8?

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  • 1Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Hannover Medical University, Germany.


Retiform hemangioendothelioma is a rare low-grade angiosarcoma of the skin. It shares some clinical characteristics with Kaposi's sarcoma, a tumor with known human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) association. We report a case of retiform hemangioendothelioma in which we detected HHV-8 DNA sequences.

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