Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Revealed by Oral Kaposi's Sarcoma

Atarguine H
2016 International Journal of Oral and Craniofacial Science  
Kaposi's sarcoma is the malignant proliferation of the endothelial cell vessels. It is a systemic, malignant and multifactor disease. It usually presents initially as violaceous cutaneous lesions. Outside of a known context of an immune deficiency, an isolated oral lesions may not think to Kaposi's sarcoma. Hence the interest of the histological and immunohistochemical study. This paper reviews one such case of Kaposi's sarcoma in a 42-year-old woman who present an isolated pigmented lesions of
more » ... the tongue, related to Kaposi's sarcoma, without cutaneous or visceral involvement, and which led to the discovery of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV). The stabilization was obtained with antiretroviral triple therapy. Figure 1: Confluent brownish macules bunched at the tongue without other associated lesions of the oral cavity.
doi:10.17352/2455-4634.000010 fatcat:yhvzg7pxunabfa2xbgb7wadg5q