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Kaposi sarcoma /by Dr : Ahmad Nofal

case synopsis

case synopsis

A 55 year-old male presenting with these asymptomatic lesions for more than one year.

diagnosis

diagnosis

(HIV-associated KS). the lesion on the tip of the nose which is an important site that points to the possibility of this variant of KS . the MM lesions  points to KS in immunocompromised patient and lesions on the buttocks, they are relatively hyprkeratotic due to chronic friction at this site

treatment

treatment

In HIV disease, the best approach is simply to treat the underlying HIV infection with highly active antiretroviral drug combinations that suppress HIV replication (HAART). HAART drugs reduce the frequency of Kaposi sarcoma and may also prevent its progression or the development of new lesions. The improvement in immune function is thought to result in reduced levels of tumour growth-promoting proteins. HAART plus chemotherapy is found to be more effective than HAART alone or of chemotherapy alone in treating Kaposi sarcoma.

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