Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a neoplasm of endothelium-derived cells that are associated with human herpesvirus 8 infection. In the setting of HIV, extensive disease typically necessitates highly active antiretroviral therapy in conjunction with chemotherapy. We report a patient who presented with gastrointestinal symptoms and was found to have KS presenting only as cratered gastric ulcers. The patient declined chemotherapy and was treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy alone and had complete resolution of KS on endoscopy and imaging up to 3 years later.
1Alfaisal University College of Medicine, Riyadh, KSA
2USF Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL
3Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
4Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
5Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida at Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Correspondence: Ammar Nassri, MD, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida at Jacksonville, Bldg 1, Suite 300, 4555 Emerson St, Jacksonville, FL 32207 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Received July 13, 2019
Accepted September 23, 2019
Online date: October 28, 2019
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