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International Journal of Oral and Craniofacial Science

ISSN: 2455-4634



Abstract Open Access
Case Report PTZAID: IJOCS-2-110

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Revealed by Oral Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Hanane Atarguine*, Soundous Benmoussa, Fayçal Abbad, Ouafa Hocar, Fatima Ihbibane, Hanane Rais, Noura Tassi, Nadia Akhdari, Said Amal

Kaposi’s sarcoma is the malignant proliferation of the endothelial cell vessels. It is a systemic, malignant and multifactor disease. It usually presents initially as violaceous cutaneous lesions. Outside of a known context of an immune deficiency, an isolated oral lesions may not think to Kaposi’s sarcoma. Hence the interest of the histological and immunohistochemical study. This paper reviews one such case of Kaposi’s sarcoma in a 42-year-old woman who present an isolated pigmented lesions of the tongue, related to Kaposi’s sarcoma, without cutaneous or visceral involvement, and which led to the discovery of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV). The stabilization was obtained with antiretroviral triple therapy.

Published on: Feb 10, 2016 Pages: 1-2

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