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Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
Medknow Publications on behalf of The Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
ISSN: 0378-6323
EISSN: 0378-6323
Vol. 75, No. 4, 2009, pp. 391-393
Bioline Code: dv09124
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology, Vol. 75, No. 4, 2009, pp. 391-393

 en Kaposi's sarcoma: A presenting manifestation of HIV infection in an Indian
Kharkar, V; Gutte, Rameshwar M; Khopkar, U; Mahajan, S & Chikhalkar, S

Abstract

Kaposi′s sarcoma (KS) is a multifocal neoplastic proliferation of endothelial cells predominantly involving skin and other organs. HIV-associated Kaposi′s sarcoma has been rarely reported from India. A 38-year-old male presented with persistent swelling on the left lower limb for one year along with multiple erythematous to dusky papules and plaques of one and half months duration and swelling and black discoloration of right lower limb for one month. Cutaneous examination revealed numerous skin colored and erythematous papules and plaques distributed on the left lower limb on the anteromedial aspect and verrucous plaque on the left sole. Multiple erythematous, grouped papules were present over the soft palate. Skin biopsy showed numerous slit like spaces dissecting into the collagen of the upper and mid-dermis along with ′promontory sign′ suggestive of Kaposi′s sarcoma. Patient was found to be HIV-positive by ELISA test.

Keywords
Kaposi′s sarcoma, HIV, India

 
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