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Regression of Kaposi’s Sarcoma after Anti- Tuberculous Therapy In A HIV-Negative Case With Disseminated Tuberculosis

Volume 4 - Issue 4

Ko Chang1,2,3,4, Wei-Ru Lin1,2, Po-Chih Chen1,5,6 and Jih-Jin Tsai*1,2,3

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    • 1Tropical Medicine Center,Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
    • 2Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
    • 3School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    • 4Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Municipal Siao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    • 5Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, College of Health Sciences, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
    • 6Department of Laboratory Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Taiwan

    *Corresponding author:Jih Jin Tsai, Division of Infectious diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, 100 Tzyou 1st Road, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan

Received: April 11, 2018;   Published: May 17,2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.04.001084

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Abstract

Although Kaposi sarcoma occurs in immune compromised patients, including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection patients, Kaposi sarcoma associated with disseminated tuberculosis has rarely been reported on. We present a case of Kaposi sarcoma that developed in an HIV-negative patient with disseminated tuberculosis. The Kaposi sarcoma completely regressed with antituberculous therapy without the institution of any chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery. The patient remained disease-free after a long-term follow-up over five years.

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