AIDS‑associated Kaposi sarcoma mimicking bleeding peptic ulcer disease

  • Ayanfe Omololu
  • Barka Kwaghe
  • Pantong Mark
  • Simji Gomerep
  • Nathan Shehu
Keywords: Kaposi sarcoma, HIV/AIDS, Nigeria, peptic ulcer disease, visceral Kaposi sarcoma

Abstract

Kaposi sarcoma (KS) was the first AIDS defining malignancy described, and it commonly involves the skin, although visceral lesions exist. Visceral KS lesions are easy to miss, especially when symptoms are atypical or suggestive of another condition. This is a case of KS of the stomach in an HIV/AIDS patient presenting with symptoms, suggestive of bleeding peptic ulcer disease.

Keywords: Kaposi sarcoma, HIV/AIDS, Nigeria, peptic ulcer disease, visceral Kaposi sarcoma

Published
2020-08-11
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Articles

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