Aggressive Kaposi Sarcoma in a New Case of HIV; Case Report and Review of the Literature


Zohreh Aminzadeh 1 , * , Maysam Yousefi 1 , Soheila Nasiri 2

1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University, M.C., Tehran, IR Iran

2 Department of Dermatology, Shahid Beheshti University, M.C., Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Aminzadeh Z, Yousefi M, Nasiri S. Aggressive Kaposi Sarcoma in a New Case of HIV; Case Report and Review of the Literature, Arch Clin Infect Dis. Online ahead of Print ; 4(3):181-4.


Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: 4 (3); 181-4
Article Type: Case Report




Background: Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is an angioproliferative tumor that mainly involves mucocutaneous tissues, but extracutaneous spread to lymph nodes, GI tract, lungs, liver, pancreas, heart, and testes can occur in AIDS-associated KS. Patients with pulmonary KS may be symptomatic or present with an asymptomatic abnormality on chest radiography.

Patient and Method: A 28-year-old man presented with a one month history of rashes, cough, weakness and malaise. He has been an intravenous drug user since 5 years ago. The rashes were first noted in his face and then spread to his oral cavity and trunk. Skin biopsy was compatible with KS.

Conclusion: Kaposi sarcoma of the tip of the nose has been introduced as a sentinel sign for Kaposi sarcoma of the lung. This case is a young man with mucocutaneous and pulmonary KS as a new HIV patient


Kaposi sarcoma, AIDS, Opportunistic infections

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