Lower extremity lymphedema caused by acquired immune deficiency syndrome-related Kaposi's sarcoma: case report and review of the literature.


Journal Article (Review)

A case of severe lymphedema of the lower extremity caused by obstruction by human immunodeficiency virus-associated Kaposi's sarcoma is presented. A review of the signs and symptoms of obstructive lymphedema and Kaposi's sarcoma is provided. Early recognition of this clinical entity may allow use of simple preventative measures and help to avoid this life- and limb-threatening situation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Allen, PJ; Gillespie, DL; Redfield, RR; Gomez, ER

Published Date

  • August 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 178 - 181

PubMed ID

  • 7637119

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7637119

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0741-5214

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0741-5214(95)70114-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States