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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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REVILLA-LOPEZ, José et al. Endemic kaposi’s sarcoma in a HIV-Negative patient. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.4, pp.808-812. ISSN 1726-4634.

Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a multicentric, inflammatory angioproliferative cancer associated with herpes virus 8 (HHV-8). It has four clinico-epidemiological types: classic, endemic, iatrogenic and epidemic, or HIV associated. Clinically it may be indolent or aggressive, mainly affecting mucocutaneous areas with eventual visceral and lymph node involvement. It is often present and in a more aggressive form in the HIV-positive population. We report a case of a 27-year-old HIV- negative male patient with a bleeding tumoral lesion in the Waldeyer ring, multiple lymphadenopathies and exophytic foot lesions that remit with anthracycline-based emergency chemotherapy. HIV-negative KS is a rare condition. It is important to consider Peru as an endemic region for HHV-8. The oral involvement of KS is a rare manifestation and of poor prognosis, however, the HIV-negative factor could confer a good prognosis

Keywords : Sarcoma, Kaposi; Neoplasms; HIV.

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