CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 459-461

Oral Kaposi's sarcoma: Sole presentation in HIV seropositive patient


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Best Dental Science College, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, SRM Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Medical Practitioner, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. A. Sri Kennath J Arul
No 7A VOC Street, Alagappan Nagar, Madurai - 625 003, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.160041

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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-associated Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) occurs with increased frequency in all HIV transmission groups and at a particularly high rate among homosexual men. It usually presents initially as violaceous cutaneous lesions, but oral mucosa, lymph nodes and visceral organs may be affected, sometimes without skin involvement. KS in a 20-year-old HIV-seropositive patient with oral involvement as the sole presentation of the disease is presented herewith; thus contributing a new AIDS-related KS case reported in Indian Literature.


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