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

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

Published
2014-01-24
Section
Articles

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