Kaposi's sarcoma presenting as violaceous macules on the chest of a kidney transplanted patient

J Borges-Costa, L Lopes, L Soares-Almeida, J Guerra

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Abstract

Organ transplant recipients have a high incidence of cancer associated with persistent viral infections, such as human herpes virus 8. This virus is associated with Kaposi's sarcoma, and a change in the dose or type of immunosuppression regimen should be the first step in its treatment. A multidisciplinary approach with nephrologists, dermatologists and oncologists is necessary for the management of this disease. We report a clinical case with atypical presentation and discuss the treatment options.
Original languageEnglish
Article number210999
JournalBMJ case reports
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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