Segmental Kaposi Sarcoma in an Immunocompromised Patient

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Lori S. Kim
Erin Dodd
Angad A. Chadha


Kaposi sarcoma


Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a vascular tumor that classically presents as multiple violaceous lesions on the extremities in a widespread manner. A 60-year-old male with a history of immunosuppression in the setting of bilateral lung transplant presented with numerous violaceous papulonodules and patches localized on the left flank, with a biopsy confirming the diagnosis of KS. We present a rare case of KS presenting in a segmental distribution and review the available literature with a discussion of the possible mechanisms behind segmental and dermatomal KS.


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