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Iatrogenic colorectal Kaposi sarcoma complicating a refractory ulcerative colitis in a human immunodeficiency negative-virus patient

L Hamzaoui, H Kilani, M Bouassida, M Mahmoudi, E Chalbi, K Siai, H Ezzine, H Touinsi, MM Azzouz, S Sassi

Abstract


Kaposi sarcoma is a mesenchymal tumor associated to a human herpes virus-8. It often occurs in human immunodeficiency virus-positive subjects. Colorectal localization is rare. We report the case of a colorectal Kaposi sarcoma complicating a refractory ulcerative colitis treated with surgery after the failure of immunomodulator therapy in a human immunodeficiency virus-negative heterosexual man.

Key words: Kaposi’s Sarcoma, ulcerative colitis, Human Herpes Virus-8, Infliximab, immunosuppression




http://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2013.15.154.2988
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