Kaposi sarcoma secondary to pulmonary tuberculosis: A rare case

Guler Z., Ciftci B., Kanbay A., KANBAY M., Yilmaz A., Agackiran Y., ...More

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.98, no.9, pp.933-934, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.smj.0000170728.19052.c9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.933-934


Kaposi sarcoma commonly occurs in HIV-positive and immunocompromised patients. We describe a case of Kaposi sarcoma that developed in an HIV-negative patient with tuberculosis. The Kaposi sarcoma completely regressed with antituberculous therapy without the institution of chemotherapy. The patient remained disease-free after a follow-up period of 20 months. Patients with Kaposi sarcoma should be monitored for coexisting diseases such as tuberculosis.