[A case of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma with systemic invasion].

Hiroaki Ikezaki, Eiichi Ogawa, Masayuki Murata, Takeshi Ihara, Kazuhiro Toyoda, Hiroaki Taniai, Shigeru Otaguro, Mosaburo Kainuma, Yasunori Sawayama, Norihiro Furusyo, Jun Hayashi

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Kaposi's sarocoma (KS) is a well-known complication of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). A 23-year-old man with AIDS complicated by multiple KS seen in January 2008 for anorexia and 10 kg weight loss had a CD4 cell count of 7/microL and a serum HIV RNA level of 29,000 copies/mL. Computed tomography (CT) and endoscopy showed multiple KS lesions in both lungs, the duodenum, small intestine, colon, liver, and both kidneys but not of the skin. Despite the administration of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) and highly active antiretroviral therapy, he died in disease progression, unable to complete PLD, KS-related respiratory failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalKansenshōgaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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