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Iatrogenic kaposi sarcoma: case report with review of the literature

MOJ Gerontology & Geriatrics
Khadija Elboukhari, Kaoutar Achehboune,Salim Gallouj, Sara Elloudi, Hanane BayBay, Fatima Zahra Mernissi

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Kaposi disease is a lymphatic endothelium derived tumor associated with human herpes virus type 8 (HHV8), this affection is promoted by immune suppression. It may be the complication of HIV infection, affect old man, or be an endemic disease. In the other hand, patients who are a transplant recipient or undergoing immunosuppressive therapy could develop iatrogenic Kaposi disease. Herein we report the case of 70 years old woman who presented a corticoinduced Kaposi sarcoma of the legs.


kaposi sarcoma, iatrogenic, immune suppression, HHV8, asthma, immunosuppressive therapy, angiomatous plaques, oesophageal fibroscopy, autoimmune disease, dermatomyositis, polymyositis, temporal arteritis, inflammatory bowel disease, pemphigoid and pemphigus, supressive therapy