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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 280-283

Clinical course of disseminated Kaposi sarcoma in a HIV and hepatitis B co-infected heterosexual male


1 Department of Dermatology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Dermatology Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Dermatology Medical Oncology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Dermatology Pathology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Renu George
Department of Dermatology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore 632 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5178.160271

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AIDS associated Kaposi sarcoma (AIDS-KS) was first reported from India in 1993. Since then only 16 cases have been reported. Three of them had proven Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) infection. We report a case of disseminated KS in a heterosexual male from India with HIV, hepatitis B and HHV-8 infection. He was given six cycles of chemotherapy with liposomal doxorubicin over three months to which he showed a good response. The case highlights the clinical course and management of a HHV-8 positive disseminated KS in a patient co-infected with Hepatitis B and HIV.


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