Kaposi's sarcoma mimicking cellulitis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Although Kaposi's sarcoma is not the most common cause of death in AIDS patients, it is often one of the initial opportunistic illnesses associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Extensive plaque formation and edema in the lower extremities may take on the appearance of cellulitis, and in dark-skinned persons, the lesions of the neoplasm may not be noticeable. Treatment is palliative; therapy for local effect is appropriate unless lesions are extensive or systemic involvement is present.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Oehler, RL; Sinnott, JT; Arepally, G; Dunn, YP

Published Date

  • December 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 139 - 149

PubMed ID

  • 8247991

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-5481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00325481.1993.11945775


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England