Disseminated KaposiÃ¢ÂÂs Sarcoma as Initial Event in AIDS
Clarice Jordão, Erica Paulina de Barros, Beatriz Moritz Trope and Marcia Ramos-e-Silva*
Sector of Dermatology, University Hospital and School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- *Corresponding Author:
- Marcia Ramos-e-Silva
Associate Professor and Head, Sector of Dermatology
University Hospital and School of Medicine
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rua Dona Mariana 143/C-32, 22280-020 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 11, 2015; Accepted date: March 31, 2015; Published date: April 11, 2015
Citation: Jordão C, de Barros EP, Trope BM, Ramos-e-Silva M (2015) Disseminated Kaposi’s Sarcoma as Initial Event in AIDS. J AIDS Clin Res 6:450. doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000450
Copyright: © 2015 Jordão C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The authors report a case seen in the internal medicine infirmary, which was diagnosed as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) because of cutaneous and visceral Kaposi´s sarcoma (KS) involvement. They highlight the importance of the dermatologist in the multidisciplinary care and approach some etiopathogenical and therapeutical features of KS. Chemotherapy with paclitaxel together with antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is described by the authors because of the good therapeutic outcome achieved.