A case of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) discovered by Kaposi's sarcoma of the hard palate

Hiroko SAKIYAMA, Toshihiro OKAMOTO, Hiroto UCHIYAMA, Takashi YAMAMURA, Toshiyuki KATAOKA, Hideki OGIUCHI
2005 Journal of The Japanese Stomatological Society  
Kaposi's sarcoma is a malignant tumor which is one of the major complications of AIDS. This disease is common in male homosexuals, and HHV-8 has been indicated to play a role in its pathogenesis. We report a case of an HIV infected patient who was found to have Kaposis sarcoma of the hard palate. A 35-year-old male was referred to our hospital because of a mass lesion in the hard palate. This lesion was diagnosed as Kaposis sarcoma by biopsy. Laboratory tests showed that the number of CD4 was 410/ul and HIV an-緒
doi:10.11277/stomatology1952.54.382 fatcat:4nlrnsf4bfhqrk4dppvly6mcly