HIV-Associated Cutaneous Kaposi's Sarcoma

Abdulrahman F Alluhaybi, Nael M Hatatah
Curēus 2021 February 24, 13 (2): e13544
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a vascular tumor that originates from the endothelial and immune cells. Lesions usually appear on the skin and oral mucosa, but they may also extend to involve lymph nodes and visceral organs. Patients typically present with multiple painless purplish spots on the face, oral mucosa, and genitalia. We report a case of cutaneous KS in a 31-year-old male with an unknown positive HIV status. Clinical presentation and investigations were both toward KS. Therefore, our patient was treated immediately after diagnosis but could not tolerate the antiretroviral therapy and had unfortunate consequences.

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